Putin announces cease-fire deal for eastern Ukraine effective Saturday

February 12, 2015 8:36 AM

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Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a cease-fire agreement for eastern Ukraine had been reached Thursday, bringing an end to marathon talks between the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France.

Putin said that the cease-fire would take effect at midnight Saturday and added that the Kiev government and Moscow-backed separatist rebels had agreed to establish a division line for the withdrawal of heavy weapons. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that heavy weaponry would be pulled out ...

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