But questions remain over Moscow’s ability to get rebels to lay down arms
By COMPILED BY DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE STAFF WIRE REPORTS
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.