Report: Ukraine rebels open to cease-fire after fighting has left almost 1,400 dead

Rebels in the Ukraine are open to a cease-fire, a rebel leader said according to The Associated Press. 

The Ukrainian government did not immediately respond, according to the report. 

The rebels sought to prevent a humanitarian crisis after Ukrainian troops surrounded the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. 

So far the fighting has left almost 1,400 dead and more than 4,000 wounded, according to CNN

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