London, Aug 10 ANI | 4 months ago

In order to avert a humanitarian catastrophe, pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine have called for a ceasefire in Donetsk region.

The new rebel leader, Aleksandr Zakharchenko, made the announcement after the separatists declared that they had seized control of a key city and encircled Donetsk, reported the BBC.

Meanwhile, Russia has offered to send a humanitarian mission to Ukraine, a day after it was warned by the western nations of using the mission to send troops.

About 1,500 people have died in the conflict that began four months ago.

(Posted on 10-08-2014)

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