A Kremlin spokesman has said Russia's proposal for a ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine does not seek to address the status of the territory, according to the Russian News Agency Interfax.
This is not a comprehensive plan. This is a proposal on priority measures and everything else is an issue for further negotiation.
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