Leaders renew backing for Ukraine truce

February 20, 2015 9:40 AM

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The leaders of Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia have pledged renewed support for a tattered ceasefire in eastern Ukraine despite violations - including the storming of a key town by pro-Russian rebels.

As the leaders condemned the fighting and urged both sides to observe the truce, there was strident opposition from the separatists and Moscow to a plea from Ukraine for international peacekeepers to enforce the ceasefire.

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