MOSCOW, Sept 4 Rebel leaders in eastern Ukraine
made proposals for a ceasefire with Kiev on Thursday that echoed
a plan outlined by Russian President Vladimir Putin, according
to details cited by Russian news agency Interfax.
Leaders of the self-declared Donetsk and Luhansk People's
Republics proposed the creation of a "security zone" split into
five sections, each of which would be monitored by 40 observers
from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Rebels also said they would allow a humanitarian corridor
for refugees and aid as part of the proposed ceasefire "in order
to stabilise the situation and stop the bloodshed."
(Reporting by Alissa de Carbonnel, Editing by Timothy Heritage)