Ukraine says pulling back arms as US, Russia trade barbs

February 26, 2015 1:58 PM

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Kiev: Ukraine’s military said on Thursday it was starting the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the frontline, bolstering a stuttering peace plan as the United States and Russia traded barbs over the conflict.

The announcement of the pull-back — a key part of a peace deal negotiated this month — comes after a shaky truce that was meant to come into force on February 15 finally took hold across the conflict zone in recent days.

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