Pro-Russian rebels say withdrawing artillery in east Ukraine: Interfax

  Pro-Russian separatists have started pulling back artillery from positions in the southern part of their Donetsk separatist region in east Ukraine, Russian news agency Interfax quoted a separatist leader as saying on Thursday.

Reuters| Updated: Dec 11, 2014, 16:05 PM IST

Moscow:  Pro-Russian separatists have started pulling back artillery from positions in the southern part of their Donetsk separatist region in east Ukraine, Russian news agency Interfax quoted a separatist leader as saying on Thursday.

"The militia have started pulling back artillery units with a calibre greater than 100 millimetres in the south of the republic," said Denis Pushilin, vice speaker of the separatists` "people`s council", a leadership body.