Ukraine announce week-long ceasefire in fight against separatists

by Reuters
Friday, 20 June 2014 16:22 GMT

KIEV, June 20 (Reuters) - Ukrainian government forces on Friday announced a week-long ceasefire in their fight against pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, the interior ministry said, quoting President Petro Poroshenko.

It quoted Poroshenko, on its web site, as saying the ceasefire would come into force on Friday and would last until June 27.

Poroshenko was quoted as saying that during that time government forces would fire only if they came under attack from separatists. (reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing By Richard Balmforth)

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