Ukraine Says No Cease-Fire or Talks Unless Pro-Russia Rebels Disarm

July 8, 2014 12:36 PM

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Ukraine Says No Cease-Fire or Talks Unless Pro-Russia Rebels Disarm

MOSCOW—Ukraine’s top defense official said Tuesday the government has no plans for another cease-fire or negotiations with pro-Russian separatists until they lay down their arms, suggesting Kiev’s confidence as it prepares a siege of the remaining rebel strongholds in the east.

In the last several days, Ukraine has appeared to have the upper hand, forcing rebels to surrender several cities and fall back to the Donetsk regional capital. Russia has so far publicly ignored appeals by militants to send in troops, but renewed its call for the revival of a cease-fire on Tuesday,...

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