Ukraine threatens to end cease-fire

Rebels down copter, killing 9; Putin faults Kiev for air raid

Posted: June 25, 2014 at 5:18 a.m.

Ukrainian soldiers check a car at a checkpoint near Slovyansk, Ukraine, on Tuesday.

Ukraine's president warned Tuesday that he may terminate a week-long cease-fire early after rebels downed a military helicopter, and Russia urged the Kiev leadership to extend the truce and launch talks with the rebels.

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