Rebels reject peace proposal from Ukraine

By Carol Morello, June 18, 2014

DNIPROPETROVSK, Ukraine — Pro-Russian separatists on Wednesday rejected a call to disarm during a cease-fire that Ukraine is preparing to start unilaterally within days.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the truce would be the first step of a 14-point plan to end the violence that has engulfed the east of the country for months. Acting defense minister Mykhailo Koval gave a timetable of days, while Poroshenko said only that the cease-fire would get underway “shortly.”

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