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    Ukraine: No let-up in violence despite ceasefire

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    Ukranian authorities are investigating a helicopter crash that killed three crew members over the weekend.

    They were involved in a military operation against pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

    The reason for the accident in the Kharkiv region remains unknown.

    The Mi-8 helicopter vanished from radar screens on Saturday morning and was only found on Sunday.

    Meanwhile, violence has been reported between Ukranian and pro-Moscow separatist forces over the weekend despite a seven day ceasefire that began on Friday night.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he supports the peace plan by Ukraine but believes compromises should be made with pro-Russian rebels if it is to be successful.

    The Ukranian president has proposed decentralising power in the country, holding early elections and creating a buffer zone on the Russia-Ukraine border.