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        Ukraine crisis - Peace plan unveiled

        Added On June 23, 2014

        Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has unveiled a plan aimed at peacefully resolving the conflict in Ukraine's eastern regions, where clashes between government troops and pro-Russia armed activists continue.
        The plan, which offers a unilateral ceasefire, has been welcomed by the United Nations.
        Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday unveiled a plan aimed at peacefully resolving the conflict in eastern regions.
        The document has offered unilateral ceasefire and an amnesty to rebels who have not committed "serious crimes" as a part of concessions to insurgents.
        According to the document, the truce between government forces and insurgents will start at 10 p.m. on June 20 and will end at 10 a.m. next Friday. 
        The week-long ceasefire was launched to allow the rebels to lay down their weapons, free hostages and start peace talks with the government in Kiev. 
        Among other things, the plan has also promised power decentralization in the country through constitutional reform, early parliamentary elections and local elections in the crisis- hit regions.
        SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH) YURIY SERGEYEV, Ukraine's ambassador to UN
        "The basic elements of this plan are security guarantees for all parties of the negotiations. Secession of military confrontation in Donetsk and Luganks regions creating the necessary preconditions for the return to civilian life people to be the strategically objective number one. "
        UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Friday said he welcomed President Poroshenko's expression of political will to peacefully resolve the crisis in Ukraine.
        But, Russia said Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's statement on ceasefire resembles an ultimatum to the insurgents in Ukraine's southeastern regions.