Kiev says Russia and rebels 'not abiding' by truce

KIEV (AFP) - Russia and separatists in Ukraine's east "are not abiding" by a European-brokered ceasefire, Ukraine's presidency said on Tuesday.

"The hopes of the world for peace are being destroyed," the deputy head of the presidential administration, Valeriy Chaly, told a news conference. "This development is leading to further escalation."

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