Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 20 August 2014

Ukraine president extends ceasefire

Unidentified members of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine after their release (AP)

A ceasefire in eastern Ukraine has been extended for three more days, the Ukrainian president's office says.

President Petro Poroshenko's office said that the week-long cease-fire that ended today has been extended until 10pm local time on Monday.

A leader of pro-Russian insurgents said today they would also extend the ceasefire if Mr Poroshenko does so.

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