Ukraine Sees Signs Truce Can Last as Putin Juggles War and Peace

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  • Sanctions curbing Putin's appetite, Poroshenko aide says
  • Situation with separatists `much more safe' than month ago

Pro-Russian separatist soldiers withdraw their tanks from position in Donetsk.

Photographer: Aleksey Filippov/AFP/Getty Images

As Vladimir Putin’s bombing campaign in Syria enters a fourth week, Ukrainian officials are increasingly hopeful the country’s cease-fire with pro-Russian separatists will lead to a lasting peace. 

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