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Ukraine rebels: We will honour the cease-fire

Pro-Russian fighters rest in a shelter at their position outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, June 22, 2014. Russian president Vladimir Putin said Sunday that fighting was continuing, including what he said was artillery fire from the Ukrainian side. Poroshenko has said his troops reserve the right to fire back if separatists attack them or civilians. (AP Photo/Andrei Petrov) -
Pro-Russian fighters rest in a shelter at their position outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, June 22, 2014. Russian president Vladimir Putin said Sunday that fighting was continuing, including what he said was artillery fire from the Ukrainian side. Poroshenko has said his troops reserve the right to fire back if separatists attack them or civilians. (AP Photo/Andrei Petrov)
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By Marko Drobnjakovic, The Associated Press

DONETSK, Ukraine - Insurgents in eastern Ukraine say they will honour a cease-fire declared by the Ukrainian president and engage in more talks to help resolve the conflict.

Alexander Borodai, one of the rebel leaders who took part in Monday's talks in Donetsk, said they would respect the cease-fire declared Friday by the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

Borodai also promised that the insurgents would release observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe whom they have held.

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