June 17, 2014 in Nation/World

Poroshenko to propose cease-fire

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at his inauguration earlier this month.
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed Monday to recover control over his country’s eastern borders by the end of the week and propose a cease-fire with pro-Russia separatists whose nearly three-month battle with government troops has taken 300 lives.

Poroshenko convened Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council to unveil a peace plan he had outlined during his June 7 inaugural address. It would offer amnesty to any separatists who have “no blood on their hands” and are willing to surrender their arms and negotiate their grievances with the central government in Kiev, the capital.

Los Angeles Times

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