Ukraine's Rebels Say They're Ready to Pull Back Tanks, Many Smaller Weapons in Eastern Ukraine

Ukraine's Russia-backed separatist rebels say they are ready to pull back smaller-caliber weapons from much of the front line in eastern Ukraine.
Under a February armistice, both the rebels and the Ukrainian forces they are fighting were to pull back heavy weapons to create a buffer zone, but violations have been frequent and fighting continues. Ukrainian military spokesman Col. Andriy Lysenko said Saturday three civilians were killed in shelling of the town of Avdiivka.



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