Poroshenko says 'real truce' has begun in Ukraine

2015-10-07 15:21
Petro Poroshenko. (File, AP)

Petro Poroshenko. (File, AP)

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Kiev - President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday a "real truce" had begun in Ukraine but that a long-lasting peace with pro-Russian insurgents would still take some time.

"There has not been a single shot fired. This is still not peace. This is not the end of the war," the pro-Western leader said in a televised address.

"The end of war will come when every patch of Ukrainian soil is liberated from the enemy, the occupant, the aggressor. But this is not simply a ceasefire, this is a real truce."

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