Ukraine, rebels discuss broadening weapons withdrawal: aide

April 2, 2015 2:12 PM

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KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine, Russia and Russian-backed separatists are discussing prospects for extending a pull-back of weapons in east Ukraine to include tanks and smaller weapons systems, a press aide to Kiev's representative at peace talks said on Thursday.

"In order to reduce tension in the region the ... mutual withdrawal of tanks, 80-millimetre mortar and also of weapons of up to 100 millimetre caliber is being discussed," a press aide to former President Leonid Kuchma told Reuters.

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