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Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov, right, and Pro-Russian rebel leader from Eastern Ukraine Andrei Purgin stand in Minsk, Belarus, on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. A so-called contact group meets for talks in Minsk, the Belarusian capital, to reach agreement on a cease-fire. The group, which last met in late July, includes representatives of Ukraine, Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

AP Photo/Dmitry Brushko

Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov, right, and Pro-Russian rebel leader from Eastern Ukraine Andrei Purgin stand in Minsk, Belarus, on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. A so-called contact group meets for talks in Minsk, the Belarusian capital, to reach agreement on a cease-fire. The group, which last met in late July, includes representatives of Ukraine, Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.