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Ukraine's president extends truce for the east

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has extended a week-long ceasefire with pro-Russian separatists in the east for another three days.

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Ukraine's president 'extends ceasefire for 3 more days'

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

A pro-Russian separatist guards a road checkpoint outside the town of Lysychansk Credit: Reuters

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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