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Ukraine crisis: Guns fall silent in Donetsk as ceasefire begins

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/ukraine-crisis-guns-fall-silent-in-donetsk-as-ceasefire-begins-10046848.html

Ukrainian servicemen ride on a tank near DebaltseveShelling stopped abruptly at midnight on Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk after President Petro Poroshenko ordered government forces to halt firing in line with a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending the country’s bloody conflict. Poroshenko, wearing the uniform of the armed forces supreme commander, said in a televised address in the capital Kiev that there was still “alarm” over the situation around Debaltseve, a key transport hub, where government forces have been hard pressed by encircling Russian-backed separatists. Read Full Article