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Ukraine Rebels: We Will Honor Cease-Fire

(DONETSK, Ukraine) — Insurgents in eastern Ukraine say they will honor a cease-fire declared by the Ukrainian president and engage in more talks to help resolve the conflict.

Alexander Borodai, one of the rebel leaders who took part in Monday’s talks in Donetsk, said they would respect the cease-fire declared Friday by the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Borodai also promised that the insurgents would release observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe whom they have held.

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