Putin Urges Ukraine to Allow its Soldiers to Surrender to Rebel Forces

February 18, 2015 7:51 AM

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Putin Urges Ukraine to Allow its Soldiers to Surrender to Rebel Forces

Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Ukraine Tuesday to allow its troops surrender to rebel forces, as fighting escalated sharply in the country’s eastern region.

“I hope that the responsible figures in the Ukrainian leadership will not hinder soldiers in the Ukrainian army from putting down their weapons,” said Putin, according to Reuters.

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