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Ukraine president says cease-fire near

But questions remain over Moscow’s ability to get rebels to lay down arms

Posted: June 19, 2014 at 5:12 a.m.

A pro-Russia fighter approaches government forces in the eastern town of Karlivka during a brief truce in which the rebels turned over the bodies of 49 Ukrainian troops killed when a plane was shot down last week near Luhansk.

The president of Ukraine promised Wednesday that government troops would soon stop firing on pro-Russia armed separatists, offering a chance to end fighting that has killed hundreds in the industrial east.

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