Russia Sees Ukraine Peace-Pact Extension Chance as Shelling Ends

  • Idea opposed by Ukrainian officials insisting on 2015 cutoff
  • Comments come as renewed cease-fire in east Ukraine takes hold

Russia said the deadline to implement a peace accord between Ukraine and the Kremlin-backed separatists it’s battling may be extended, as the conflict’s first day in 18 months without shelling raised hopes of progress.

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