Ukraine truce 'largely holding' but fears run deep

A woman walks in an orchard beside her ruined house in Pervomayskiy, some 5 km northwest of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on September 6, 2014Ukraine said Saturday a truce was largely holding in the war-battered east, despite fears it may ultimately fail to halt a pro-Russian insurgency still threatening to tear the country apart. The 12-point pact signed on Friday is the first backed by both Kiev and Moscow to end a conflict which triggered the most serious crisis between Russia and the West since the Cold War.

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