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Push to save ceasefire as Kiev threatens to scrape truce

International efforts to save Ukraine’s fragile ceasefire are set to intensify Wednesday as Kiev threatens to scrap the truce after pro-Russian rebels downed an army helicopter. Nine servicemen were killed when the Mi-8 helicopter was brought down Tuesday, underscoring the limited control both Russia and senior rebel leaders seem to…

Ukraine insurgents agree to ceasefire as Obama warns Putin of new sanctions

Ukraine’s pro-Russian insurgents have agreed to a temporary ceasefire and talks with the new Western-backed president, as US President Barack Obama warned Russia it risks fresh sanctions over its support for the separatists. The surprise ceasefire announcement from the head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic came a day after…