Kiev notes progress on eastern Ukraine cease-fire

September 22, 2014 10:42 AM

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Ukrainian officials say government troops have begun withdrawing heavy artillery in the east of the country, as have pro-Russian rebels in the region.

Col. Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council, said Monday that Kiev's forces had started withdrawing from frontline positions. He said the rebels had also begun their withdrawal of heavy artillery, although it was "not as massive as we expected."

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