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Ceasefire on the Horizon in Ukraine?

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:31:14 +0000

iStock/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- Ukraine's president is offering a unilateral ceasefire, hoping to bring the bloody conflict in the east to an end.

Petro Poroshenko told reporters he's prepared to offer amnesty to those who haven't committed serious crimes and will provide a safe corridor for foreign mercenaries who disarm and leave the country.

His announcement comes after he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday night and said he expects armed groups to quickly show their support for the plan.

The thorny issues that led to the conflict still remain, but Poroshenko says he has a plan he'll announce in the coming days.

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