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Ukraine government, pro-Russian separatists agree to new cease-fire

Ukraine's government troops have agreed to a new cease-fire with pro-Russian separatists in the Luhansk region.

Under the new agreement, hostilities will cease Friday, according to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Igor Plotnitsky, the leader of Luhansk's rebel movement, also told Russia's Interfax news agency about the cease-fire, which will cover between 10 and 13 miles.

Ukraine has reached cease-fire agreements with separatists in the past, but none of them have lasted. After a cease-fire in September, hundreds more have been killed in eastern Ukraine.