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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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Putin 'supports' Ukrainian president's ceasefire decision

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has said that he supports the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's decision to call a ceasefire, according to a Kremlin statement.

Armed pro-Russian separatists pledge an oath during a ceremony in the city of Donetsk today.

However, he said the plan will not be viable without "practical actions" to start the negotiation process.

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