Ukraine Day 1220: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. The Ukrainian government and the separatists agreed on a harvest cease-fire for two weeks today. Fighting continued at a lesser level.
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Ukrainian soldier trains with a service dog.
The Ukrainian government and the Russia-backed separatists were said to have agreed on a new cease-fire today, according to Darka Olifer, spokesperson for Ukrainian government envoy Leonid Kuchma at the Trilateral Group talks. The separatists were said to agree to a ceasefire to enable civilians to harvest their crops.
Even so, the Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation [ATO] said the Russia-backed militants actively attacked them before dawn although they lessened their activity somewhat during the day, Ukrainska Pravda reported, citing the ATO evening dispatch at 18:00.
They also said 3 persons suspected of attempting to trade about $4,000 worth of weapons were apprehended. The weapons included Kalashnikovs, pistols with silencers, ammunition, and grenades.
— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick
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