Battles Rage in Eastern Ukraine After Rebels Reject Ceasefire

June 19, 2014 12:51 PM

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Battles Rage in Eastern Ukraine After Rebels Reject Ceasefire

KIEV - Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists were locked in fierce fighting in the east of Ukraine on Thursday after rebels rejected a call to lay down their arms in line with a peace plan proposed by President Petro Poroshenko, government forces said.

Heavy fighting broke out at around 4 a.m. near the town of Krasny Liman, which itself has been under government control since early this month.

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