‘Guarded optimism’ for ceasefire in Ukraine

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UKRAINE-RUSSIA-CRISIS A Ukrainian serviceman sit ontop of an armoured personnel carrier during a patrol on the border of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions near town of Debaltseve, on September 5, 2014. Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels agreed on September 5 on a ceasefire aimed at halting nearly five months of war that plunged relations between Russia and the West into their worst crisis since the Cold War. AFP PHOTO/ANATOLII STEPANOV

As the Ukraine and Russia take their first tentative steps towards peace, the mood in eastern Ukraine is one of “guarded optimism.” CCTV America’s Kate Parkinson reports from Donetsk.

'Guarded optimism' for ceasefire in Ukraine

'Guarded optimism' for ceasefire in Ukraine

As the Ukraine and Russia take their first tentative steps towards peace, the mood in eastern Ukraine is one of "guarded optimism." CCTV America's Kate Parkinson reports from Donetsk.

The ceasefire between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatist rebels will be implemented bilaterally, with both sides agreeing to hold fire.

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