Ukraine rebels claim to have begun weapons pullback; no immediate confirmation

February 24, 2015 11:14 AM

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Ukraine rebels claim to have begun weapons pullback; no immediate confirmation

KHARTSZYK, Ukraine – Howitzers were moving away from the largest rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, heading further into separatist-controlled territory, and the rebels said they have begun a large-scale pullback of heavy weapons in line with an international peace plan.

That plan aims to form a wide buffer zone between separatists' and Ukrainian forces' artillery.

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