Oversight of Ukraine truce urged

In phone call, 4 nations’ leaders press for release of hostages

Posted: June 26, 2014 at 5:16 a.m.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin (left) and NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen (center) talk with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting Wednesday of NATO ministers in Brussels, where Russia was warned it could face further sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.

The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France agreed Wednesday that a mechanism needs to be set up to oversee Ukraine's cease-fire, which has been repeatedly interrupted by fighting, and to monitor the securing of its border with Russia.

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