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Wednesday 17 January 2018

Ukraine president extends ceasefire

Pro-Russian fighters guard their military unit in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk (AP/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Pro-Russian fighters guard their military unit in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk (AP/Dmitry Lovetsky)
People queue to leave Ukraine at the Ukrainian-Russian border checkpoint in Izvaryne, Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine (AP)

A ceasefire in eastern Ukraine has been extended for three more days, the Ukrainian president's office says.

President Petro Poroshenko's office said that the week-long cease-fire that ended today has been extended until 10pm local time on Monday.

A leader of pro-Russian insurgents said today they would also extend the ceasefire if Mr Poroshenko does so.

Press Association

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