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Putin Calls for Cease-fire in East Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Friday for a cease-fire by pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces fighting in eastern Ukraine to allow for negotiations. Putin said he was in contact with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko after a Boeing 777 passenger airliner came down in an area under rebel control, killing all 298 people on board, many of them Dutch citizens. "Direct talks between the opposing sides must be established as soon as possible. All...

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