Ukraine president says heavy weapons withdrawal in the east almost complete

March 10, 2015 10:52 AM

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Ukraine president says heavy weapons withdrawal in the east almost complete

An elderly woman walks by a destroyed building in Vuhlehirsk, Ukraine, Monday, March 9, 2015. More than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago that has led to a "merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure," according to the U.N. human rights office. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) (The Associated Press)

KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine's president says government and Russian-backed separatist forces have pulled back the bulk of their artillery and rocket launchers from the front line in the east, in compliance with a cease-fire deal.

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