Putin, Poroshenko start bilateral meeting in Minsk

Reuters

MINSK (Reuters) - A face-to-face meeting between Russia's Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko, at loggerheads over the crisis in Ukraine, has started in Minsk, the Ukrainian presidential administration said on Tuesday in a Twitter post.

A Kremlin spokesman confirmed the bilateral meeting had started.

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets and Alexei Anishchuk; Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Christian Lowe)