Ukraine evacuation corridor agreed

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Published: Friday 6th February 2015 by The News Editor

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The pro-Russia rebels in Ukraine have said they have reached an agreement with government forces on a humanitarian corridor to evacuate civilians from the epicentre of fighting.

The move comes as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande are set to travel to Moscow for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin after discussing their peace plan with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko yesterday.

Rebel leaders said tody that they reached agreement with Ukrainian authorities to allow the evacuation of civilians from Debaltseve, a key railway hub that has become the focus of fighting in recent weeks because of its strategic location.

More than 5,300 people have been killed since the fighting started in April.

Published: Friday 6th February 2015 by The News Editor

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