Putin, Poroshenko to meet in Milan in bid to find peace

At the Asia-Europe summit in Milan on October 16 and 17, Ukrainian President Perto Poroshenko and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are expected to discuss enforcing the September 5 Minsk cease-fire agreement, which has been routinely violated on a daily basis.

Speculation has been growing that the two presidents have reached some backdoor deals that would allow them to find a compromise at the Milan summit, which will also be attended by European Union countries.

Some have even suggested that Putin is abandoning his project to sponsor separatists in eastern Ukraine in an effort to avoid further sanctions.

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