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Ukraine says to start weapon withdrawal if ceasefire holds two days

2015-02-25 08:42:32       source:Xinhua News Agency

February 24, 2015


"The Ukrainian military will start withdrawing heavy weapons from the front line in eastern regions not earlier than two days after the complete ceasefire, a government military spokesman said Tuesday.


"As soon as the insurgents observe the ceasefire for two days, it would be the signal to start the withdrawal," Andriy Lysenko told reporters during a media briefing.


He accused the pro-independence insurgents of violating the truce regime, saying that in the past 24 hours one government soldier was killed and seven others were wounded in rebel attacks."


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