Ukrainian talks produce agreement on buffer zone, pullout of foreign fighters, heavy weapons

September 20, 2014 12:40 AM

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Ukrainian talks produce agreement on buffer zone, pullout of foreign fighters, heavy weapons

MINSK, Belarus -- Negotiators in Ukrainian peace talks agreed early Saturday to create a buffer zone to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants and withdraw heavy weapons and foreign fighters in order to ensure a stable truce in eastern Ukraine.

The deal reached by representatives of Ukraine, Russia, the Moscow-backed rebels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe marks an effort to add substance to a cease-fire agreement that was signed on Sept. 5 but has been frequently broken by clashes.

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