Ukraine, Pro-Russia Rebels Announce December 9 Truce

December 5, 2014 1:32 PM

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Ukraine, Pro-Russia Rebels Announce December 9 Truce

Kiev, Ukraine: Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels said on Thursday they had agreed to halt fire across the eastern war zone on December 9 under the terms of a Kremlin-brokered truce.

The unexpected announcement provides the latest glimmer of hope that Europe's worst conflict in decades was nearing an end after eight months of fighting that killed 4,300 people and shattered Moscow's relations with the West.

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