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    Donetsk Leader Signs Agreement on Weapons Pullout in Donbass

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    Alexander Zakharchenko, the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), signed a document that further strengthens the ceasefire in Donbass, and said that the DPR will begin implementing it within an agreed schedule.

    DONETSK (Sputnik) — Alexander Zakharchenko, the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), said Wednesday he had signed an agreement on weapons withdrawal in eastern Ukraine.

    "I signed today a document that further strengthens ceasefire, and we will begin implementing it under an agreed schedule," Zakharchenko said in a statement.

    Participants of the Contact Group on Ukraine initialed on Tuesday an agreement on the withdrawal of weaponry with caliber under 100-mm and tanks from a separation line between Kiev-led forces and Donbas militia in eastern Ukraine.

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