published Friday, June 27th, 2014

Ukrainian president extends cease-fire for 3 days

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko, center, poses with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, left, and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, right, during an EU Summit in Brussels on Friday, June 27, 2014.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko, center, poses with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, left, and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, right, during an EU Summit in Brussels on Friday, June 27, 2014.
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BRUSSELS — The Ukrainian president's office says he has extended a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine for three more days.

President Petro Poroshenko's office said that the weeklong cease-fire that ended Friday has been extended until 10 p.m. Local time Monday.

A leader of pro-Russian insurgents said Friday they would also extend the cease-fire if Poroshenko does so.

The cease-fire has been shaky, frequently broken by fighting, with the government and the rebels blaming each other for its violations.

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