Ukraine Nears End of Truce as EU Set to Discuss Crisis

June 26, 2014 9:01 PM

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A cease-fire called by Ukraine’s government in its fight against rebels in the east expires this morning, as European leaders are set to meet President Petro Poroshenko and discuss possible new sanctions against Russia.

The weeklong truce, which the authorities in Kiev say has been repeatedly flouted by the pro-Russian separatists, is scheduled to run out at 10 a.m. local time. At the same time, Poroshenko will sit down with European Union heads of government in Brussels to sign an association agreement binding Ukr...

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