Ukraine to separatists: no new ceasefire, open for fresh talks

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Kiev: Ukraine warned it will not call a fresh unilateral ceasefire to try to put an end to the separatist conflict in the east of the country between pro-Russian terrorists and government troops but it suggested the next round of trilateral talks be held in the eastern Donetsk region.

Defence Minister Valeri Gueletéi said at a press conference that Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has firmly decided not to hold ceasefire talks with the separatists and added that there would be no negotiations until the rebels lay down their weapons.

Late June, the warring sides agreed to a 10-day truce which did not prevent hostilities in the east.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said Kiev has been waiting for clear signals from Moscow and insurgents in eastern regions about their readiness for the talks.