Putin, Poroshenko discuss measures to restore peace to east Ukraine: Kremlin

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Posted: Oct 15, 2014 12:32 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The presidents of Russia and Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko, have discussed possible measures to restore peace to east Ukraine, the Kremlin said in a statement late on Tuesday.

The Kremlin added that both leaders had also agreed to discuss gas supplies during a summit in Milan on October 16-17.

Russia's Gazprom cut gas supplies to Ukraine in June after Kiev failed to pay its gas debts. Europe gets a third of its gas needs from Russia, with around a half being pumped via Ukraine.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Katya Golubkova; Editing by Nick Macfie)