Ukraine ceasefire begins after fierce fighting in besieged town




 
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February 15th, 2015  
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Topic: Ukraine ceasefire begins after fierce fighting in besieged town


An agreed ceasefire in Ukraine went into effect Sunday under a cloud of mistrust, after fighting raged until the last minute and Kiev and the US accused Russia of fuelling a final push by rebels to gain territory. President Petro Poroshenko ordered troops to abide by the truce from midnight (2200 GMT), in line with a deal reached in Minsk earlier this week with the leaders of Russia, Germany and France. No fresh fighting was reported in eastern Ukraine after the truce went into force, according to AFP reporters on the ground and official sources.




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