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Ukraine will start pulling back heavy weapons in the east

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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's military says it will start pulling back its heavy weapons from the front line with Russian-backed separatists as required under a cease-fire agreement.

The Defense Ministry said in a statement Thursday that it reserved the right to revise its withdrawal plans in the event of an attack by rebel forces.

The international monitors overseeing the cease-fire in Ukraine complained earlier in the day that the warring sides were dragging their feet in complying with requirements to pull back their weapons.

Ukrainian officials said the first weapons to be pulled back Thursday would be 100-mm caliber field guns.

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