New Cease-Fire Hoped For Between Ukrainian Military and Russian-Backed Separatists

December 9, 2014 7:34 PM

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In hopes of pursuing a renewed cease-fire agreement, the Ukrainian military has stopped shooting at Russian-backed separatists in the eastern part of the country, which has been embroiled in fighting for eight months.

Ukrainian General Staff Chief Viktor Muzhenko, head of Ukraine’s armed forces, said the country hopes a cessation of hostilities Tuesday in the provinces of Donetsk and Lukhansk will last until more permanent measures can be put into place.

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