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Latest News Wires Easter truce: Ukraine government suspends 'anti-terrorist operation' in east

The Ukrainian government said it would not attack pro-Russian separatists occupying government buildings in eastern Ukraine over Easter weekend, but warned the militants could face 'more concrete actions,' if they failed to start surrendering next week. 

By Pavel Polityuk and Aleksandar VasovicReuters / April 19, 2014

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The Ukrainian government said it will not attack pro-Russian separatists over the Easter weekend as its U.S. ally threatened Moscow with new sanctions if it fails to persuade the militants to surrender.