Ukraine army, rebels fighting despite pullback deadline

February 17, 2015 11:50 AM

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LUHANSKE, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian government troops and Russia-backed rebels faced a deadline Tuesday to start pulling back heavy weapons from the front line in eastern Ukraine, but Associated Press reporters saw no signs of it on the ground.

Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told reporters Tuesday that the separatists continued to attack government positions overnight around the town of Debaltseve and that the pullout hinged on the cease-fire being fully observed. He said at least five troops were killed and nine injured in th...

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