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Ukraine, rebels can't agree on cease-fire

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Ukraine President  Petro Poroshenko says Ukraine will allow rebels who disarm a corridor to escape. (Source: Getty Images/CNN) Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko says Ukraine will allow rebels who disarm a corridor to escape. (Source: Getty Images/CNN)
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MOSCOW (CNN) - Ukraine's president says he will order a brief, unilateral cease-fire to allow pro-Russian separatists to lay down their arms.

President Petro Poroshenko says militants who disarm will be given an escape corridor.

The announcement comes after a phone conversation between Poroshenko and Russian president Vladimir Putin.

But Russia's foreign minister is voicing some serious concerns, comparing the proposal on Wednesday to a type of ethnic cleansing.

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