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Ukraine uses one-day truce to test ground for lasting ceasefire


KIEV, Ukraine — A one-day truce announced by Ukraine’s president will serve as a test to see if the fighting in eastern Ukraine against Russian-backed separatists can truly be halted, a military spokesman said Friday.
President Petro Poroshenko’s declaration of a break next Tuesday in the fighting marks a new attempt to revive a September cease-fire deal that has been violated almost daily.
Spokesman Andriy Lysenko said the “day of silence” would demonstrate the degree of co-ordination possible within rebel forces — an apparent reference to reports of schisms among the separatists.
Speaking in Basel, Switzerland, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the …read more

Source: Macleans

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