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Ukraine crisis: Europe leaders plot demilitarised zone

Crucial negotiations over the future of eastern Ukraine are due to resume with a telephone conference between the leaders of Germany and France - who have proposed a new ceasefire plan - and the Russian and Ukrainian presidents.

The plan is thought to include a broad buffer zone, requiring the retreat of Russian-backed forces to ceasefire lines agreed last September.

In return the separatists would be granted greater autonomy.

Simon Clemison reports.

  • 08 Feb 2015
  • From the section Europe
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