Rebels say they start withdrawing weapons in east Ukraine

February 24, 2015 9:32 AM

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Rebels say they start withdrawing weapons in east Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Russia separatists said on Tuesday they began withdrawing heavy weapons from the frontline in east Ukraine under a ceasefire deal, but the Ukrainian military, which says it won't pull back until fighting stops, reported further shelling.

Fighting has eased in eastern Ukraine in recent days after the rebels initially ignored a ceasefire that was due to start on Feb. 15 and stormed a government-held town.

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