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Ukraine Rebel Leader Announces Unilateral Truce

The separatist leader in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region has announced a unilateral cease-fire starting at midnight on Wednesday. In a recorded statement aired on Russian television Tuesday, Alexander Zakharchenko said he had ordered rebel troops to cease fire and urged Ukraine to do the same. He accused Kyiv of a “lack of willingness to solve the problem in a peaceful manner.” The rebel leader's statement came as a cease-fire that went into effect on September 1 appeared to...

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