Rebels reaffirm plan to split from Ukraine

Rebels reaffirm plan to split from Ukraine

MINSK - Pro-Russia rebels on Friday said they had agreed a ceasefire with the Ukrainian government but stressed they still wanted to split from the ex-Soviet country.

A Pro-Russian separatist holds a destroyed weapon recovered on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian village of Novokaterinovka, on September 4, 2014

"Ceasefire does not mean a change in our goal to split from Ukraine," rebel representative Igor Plotnitsky told reporters.

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