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Ukraine president sets out unilateral cease-fire plan

By Reuters in Kiev, Ukraine ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-06-19 07:08:12

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko set out proposals on Wednesday for a peace plan for eastern Ukraine involving a unilateral cease-fire by government forces. The announcement came after a late-night telephone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in which the possibility of a cease fire was discussed.

Speaking to students at a military institute in Kiev, Poroshenko outlined a 14-step plan, including an amnesty for separatist fighters who lay down their arms, and tighter controls over Ukraine's border with Russia. Acting Defence Minister Mykhailo Koval told journalists in Kiev the cease-fire "will happen in the next few days".

Ukraine president sets out unilateral cease-fire plan

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