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Poroshenko's push for peace

Friday, Jun 20, 2014 - 01:13

Ukraine's Poroshenko orders seven-day ceasefire in the fight against pro-Russian separatists, but warns them they could face death if they do not put down arms.

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko calls for peace -- signing an order Friday for a seven-day ceasefire in the fight against pro-Russian separatists. (SOUNDBITE) (Ukrainian) UKRAINE'S PRESIDENT, PETRO POROSHENKO, SAYING: "I'm giving an order to all military units, to all National Guard units, Police units, Border Guards, and Territorial Defense units to cease fire. We hope very much that this order will be heard and supported by all sides of the conflict, by all those who are holding weapons. And I hope that this historic chance to restore peace in Donbass will be used." While separatists in Ukraine's east appear to be in no mood for peace, some residents have a different view. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) LUHANSK RESIDENT (NO NAME GIVEN), SAYING: "We want peace finally. So I am for it. We will support everything he Poroshenko says. We are fed up with all this." (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) LUHANSK RESIDENT (NO NAME GIVEN) SAYING: "I am for the peace plan. How long can we be killed here? How long can we be terrorized? We have little children and elderly people. Where should we run? We can't even run away." The ceasefire comes with conditions. Poroshenko warned separatists they could face death if they did not use the time to put down their guns.

Poroshenko's push for peace

Friday, Jun 20, 2014 - 01:13

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