Russian separatists surprise by accepting Kiev’s ceasefire

“In answer to the cease-fire by Kiev, we commit to a cease-fire from our side,” said Aleksandr Borodai, the prime minister of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic Monday night. The announcement came as East Ukraine rebel leaders met with representatives of the Ukrainian government in Kiev, including the former president, Leonid Kuchma, as well as the Russian ambassador to Ukraine and a representative of the acting chairman of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

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