Europe Ukrainian rebels promise new offensive – while Moscow pushes peace

The pro-Russia separatists' leader today declared a tenuous cease-fire dead, and threatened to advance against Kiev's forces. The move seems to put him at odds with Putin, who has been pushing peace talks.

By , Correspondent

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Ukrainian rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko declared on Friday that Ukraine's four-month-old cease-fire is effectively dead, and promised a new offensive to take territory from Kiev's control – an aggressive new tone that appears to put him at odds with his putative sponsors in Moscow.