Ukraine embarks on "day of silence" in new effort to forge permanent cease-fire in the east

December 9, 2014 7:30 AM

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KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine's military authorities say they are suspending hostilities against Russian-backed separatists in the east in line with a truce declared last week.

Military spokesmen said Tuesday that they are acting in accord with a "day of silence" proposed by President Petro Poroshenko.

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