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Putin lists conditions for Ukraine cease-fire

Posted: September 4, 2014 at 5:09 a.m.

President Elbegdorj Tsakhia (left) of Mongolia and Russian President Vladimir Putin review the troops Wednesday at Genghis Khan Square in Ulan Bator.

President Vladimir Putin of Russia listed seven steps Wednesday that he said were necessary for a cease-fire in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Putin said he and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had a similar understanding about what was needed, and he urged Ukraine and the pro-Russia separatists in the east to reach a settlement at talks scheduled for Friday in Belarus.

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Devka the dog, with a grenade attached to its collar, sits with a pro-Russia rebel Wednesday in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. (By: MSTYSLAV CHERNOV ) (Credit: AP)

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President Barack Obama visits with Estonian schoolboys Wednesday at a welcome ceremony at the Kadriorg Place in Tallinn. In a... (By: MINDAUGAS KULBIS ) (Credit: AP)

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