Ukraine cease-fire endorsed by Putin

But Russia puts military on alert

Posted: June 22, 2014 at 4:01 a.m.

Pavel Gubarev, self-proclaimed governor of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, gives a speech and an oath of allegiance to pro-Russia fighters Saturday in Donetsk’s Lenin Square. Gubarev said he had seen no sign of a cease-fire by Ukrainian forces.

President Vladimir Putin of Russia on Saturday accepted a peace plan proposed by the Ukrainian leadership to quell a separatist uprising in southeastern Ukraine, but he also put troops across central Russia on combat alert and mounted surprise military drills.

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