German President Gauck receives Petro Poroshenko in Berlin, where the Ukrainian president will discuss the faltering ceasefire with Chancellor Angela Merkel
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko arrived in Berlin on Monday (March 16) for a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Ahead of his visit, Poroshenko told Germany's Bild newspaper that pro-Russian separatists were repeatedly violating the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and called for additional sanctions against Russia for violating the truce. At a summit in Brussels later in the week, European Union leaders will discuss the sanctions imposed on Russia's financial, energy and defence sectors last July. Germany and other countries want the EU to make clear sanctions on Russia will not be eased unless Moscow complies with the Ukraine ceasefire deal. But with an uneasy ceasefire in place, neither is there any appetite for tougher measures against Moscow.