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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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US: Russia has reployed forces to Ukraine border

The US State Department said it was told Russia has accumulated tanks and artillery at deployment sites that may be given to separatist fighters in Ukraine.

People said to be pro-Russian separatists hold rocket-propelled grenades. Credit: REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

The US also has its own information that Russia redeployed military forces to its border with Ukraine, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

"We have information that additional tanks have been prepared for departure," she added.

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