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Ukraine's president vows to seal borders, seek cease-fire this week
Ukraine's president vows to seal borders, seek cease-fire this week

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed Monday to recover control over his country's eastern borders by the end of this week and propose a cease-fire with pro-Russia separatists whose nearly three-month battle with government troops has taken 300 lives. Poroshenko convened Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council to unveil a peace plan he had outlined during his June 7 inaugural address. It would offer amnesty to any separatists who have "no blood on their hands" and are willing to surrender their arms and negotiate over their grievances with the central government in Kiev, the capital. But peace talks and a cease-fire are contingent on the government having...

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