Russian Rebels to Allow Ukrainian Troops Safe Exit

Heeding a request by Russian President Vladimir Putin, pro-Moscow rebels fighting in eastern Ukraine say they will allow Ukrainian troops who they've trapped, to leave the area safely through a humanitarian corridor. The announcement seems to fly in the face of recent developments- namely claims by Ukrainian officials that Russian troops are indeed on the ground in Ukraine. Although Russia has so far denied direct involvement, the West and its allies have no shortage of criticism.

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