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Ukrainian president extends cease-fire for 3 days

BRUSSELS — The Ukrainian president's office says he has extended a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine for three more days.

President Petro Poroshenko's office said that the weeklong cease-fire that ended Friday has been extended until 10 p.m. Local time Monday.

A leader of pro-Russian insurgents said Friday they would also extend the cease-fire if Poroshenko does so.

The cease-fire has been shaky, frequently broken by fighting, with the government and the rebels blaming each other for its violations.

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