Ukraine announces unilateral, 7-day cease-fire

June 20, 2014 5:15 PM

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Ukraine announces unilateral, 7-day cease-fire

Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko announced on Friday a unilateral one-week cease-fire by his anti-terrorist forces to allow pro-Russian rebels in the eastern regions to disarm or leave the country.

Russia has pressed Ukraine to end its military crackdown on insurgents as a prelude to any overall peace settlement.

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