Ukraine president tells forces to halt fire around crash site: agency

Breaking News July 21, 2014 00:00

KIEV - Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko on Monday said he had ordered government forces to halt fire in a 40 kilometre (24-mile) area around the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

"I have given an order: immediately within a 40 kilometre radius around the disaster site Ukrainian troops must not conduct operations and must not open fire," Poroshenko was quoted as telling journalists by the Interfax Ukraine news agency.   

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