Ukraine president says cease-fire deal agreed

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 16, 2014 file photo, Russia's President Vladimir Putin he arrives for an official group photo during the BRICS summit at the Itamaraty palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine, the European Union adopted tough new economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 EU officials and diplomats said. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File )
FILE - In this Wednesday, July 16, 2014 file photo, Russia's President Vladimir Putin he arrives for an official group photo during the BRICS summit at the Itamaraty palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine, the European Union adopted tough new economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 EU officials and diplomats said. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File )

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin are in agreement on a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, but the statement was ambiguous and there was no immediate indication that the fighting would stop.

The brief statement Wednesday said “mutual understanding was reached regarding the steps that will contribute to the establishment of peace” but gave no details.

Poroshenko’s office first said that there was “agreement on a permanent cease-fire,” but later revised the statement to say “agreement on a cease-fire regime.” The changes appeared in Ukrainian, Russian and English-language versions issued by the office.

That appeared to indicate an agreement on conditions necessary for a cease-fire, not that one would imminently be implemented.

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