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The Latest: Ukraine says agreement reached on police mission

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, centre, and and French President Francois Hollande pose for a picture prior a summit with the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and France at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (Mikhail Palinchak/Pool Photo via AP)

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, centre, and and French President Francois Hollande pose for a picture prior a summit with the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and France at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (Mikhail Palinchak/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, attend the talks at a summit with the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and France at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.(Mikhail Klimentyev/Pool Photo via AP)

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, attend the talks at a summit with the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and France at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.(Mikhail Klimentyev/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, third left, Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, French President Francois Hollande, right, and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, back to a camera on the left, during their talks at a summit with the leaders of Germany, Russia and France at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.(Mikhail Klimentyev/Pool Photo via AP)

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, third left, Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, French President Francois Hollande, right, and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, back to a camera on the left, during their talks at a summit with the leaders of Germany, Russia and France at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.(Mikhail Klimentyev/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Ukraine's president says an agreement has been reached at a summit with the leaders of Russia, France and Germany on deploying an armed police mission in separatist eastern Ukraine.

Petro Poroshenko's comments were reported by Russian news agencies early Thursday after more than four hours of talks at the summit in Berlin.

The reports did not immediately specify how the proposed mission of police from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe would be deployed. But the OSCE said in May that the group would consider sending such a mission to help conduct elections in the separatist regions of the east.

Poroshenko said that Germany, the current chair of the OSCE, would be asked to present the mission proposal to the organization