Uneasy calm holds in eastern Ukraine after ceasefire

September 6th, 2014  
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Topic: Uneasy calm holds in eastern Ukraine after ceasefire

By Gabriela Baczynska and Aleksandar Vasovic DONESTSK/MARIUPOL Ukraine (Reuters) - A ceasefire struck between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine was largely holding on Saturday, though residents and combatants said it was likely to prove a brief interlude before renewed fighting. Underlining the fragility of the truce, approved on Friday by envoys from Ukraine, the separatist leadership, Russia and the OSCE security watchdog, some residents in rebel-held Donetsk reported sporadic shelling overnight on the city outskirts. "Come what may, I would not trust (Ukraine's President Petro) Poroshenko.


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