Rebel leaders in eastern Ukraine have formulated plans for a ceasefire with Kiev that are close to a plan outlined by Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Russian news agency Interfax.
Leaders of the self-declared Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics proposed the creation of a "security zone" split into five sections, each of which would be monitored by 40 observers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Rebels also said they would allow a humanitarian corridor for refugees and aid as part of the proposed ceasefire "in order to stabilise the situation and stop the bloodshed."
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