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D-Day spirit ignites Ukraine peace hopes

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Russia and Ukraine appeared to have made a long-awaited breakthrough in efforts to resolve a damaging crisis in their relations after conciliatory talks on the sidelines of Friday's D-Day anniversary ceremonies. 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L), Ukrainian president-elect Petro Poroshenko (C) and Russian President Vladimir Putin speak following a family photo of world leaders attending the D-Day ceremony in Benouville, on June 6, 2014

Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian president-elect Petro Poroshenko embraced the spirit of the day that signalled the end of World War II by announcing they would jointly seek a ceasefire in the conflict between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in southeastern Ukraine.

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