Valery Bolotov, Lugansk self-defence forces' commander, rejecting Kiev junta's ultimatum
Pro-Moscow forces have rejected a 'truce' plan proposed by Western puppet Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko as the war against eastern parts of Ukraine by Nazis and their mercenary and NATO allies continues.
The leader of the self-declared Lugansk People's Republic, Valery Bolotov, said on Friday that pro-Russia forces will not lay down their arms until a full withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from the area.
On Friday, Poroshenko announced a one-week cease-fire plan aimed at curbing the militancy in the restive east. The plan reportedly includes an amnesty for anti-government protesters who lay down arms, and tighter controls over Ukraine's border with Russia. Poroshenko also urged that pro-Russians should use the opportunity to disarm and leave the Ukrainian territory.
On the same day, the Kremlin issued a statement, saying the move was "not an invitation to peace and negotiations but an ultimatum".
Ukraine’s mainly Russian-speaking parts in the east have been the scene of deadly clashes between pro-Russia protesters and the Ukrainian army since Kiev launched military operations in the southeastern regions in mid-April in a bid to root out the demonstrations there.
The government in Kiev says it is targeting armed protesters, but reports say many civilians have been caught in the shelling. According to the United Nations, at least 356 people, including 257 civilians, have been killed in the clashes since May 7.
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Whilst this report is helpful, informative, and an indispensible alternative to the lying mainstream presstitute media, I find the presenter's style in describing the fight for survival by East Ukrainians against the Kiev Nazis and their mercenary allies to be unnecessarily restrained. - Ed