Ukrainian insurgents agree to observe ceasefire

Updated: 2014-06-24 10:16

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KIEV - Anti-government insurgents in eastern Ukraine agreed on Monday to observe a ceasefire declared by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma said.

The ceasefire came after talks in the eastern city of Donetsk attended by Kuchma, officials from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Russian ambassador and representatives from the restive Donetsk and Lugansk regions, local media reported.

The insurgents in Donetsk and Lugansk regions agreed to halt fire till June 27, the deadline of a week-long truce declared earlier by Poroshenko.

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