Putin, Poroshenko start bilateral meeting in Minsk

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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)

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