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NATO's top general says cease-fire between Ukraine and pro-Russian forces is "in name only"

  • NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe or SACEUR,  U.S. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, left , and U.S. Army Commander for International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF), Gen. John F. Campbell  attend on  NATO Military Committee Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.  (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

    NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe or SACEUR, U.S. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, left , and U.S. Army Commander for International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF), Gen. John F. Campbell attend on NATO Military Committee Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)  (The Associated Press)

  • NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe or SACEUR, U.S. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove attends NATO Military Committee Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.  (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

    NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe or SACEUR, U.S. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove attends NATO Military Committee Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)  (The Associated Press)

  • NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) U.S. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, left, U.S. Army Commander for International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Gen. John F. Campbell, center, and NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) Gen. Jean-Paul Palomeros, right, attend a NATO Military Committee Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.  (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

    NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) U.S. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, left, U.S. Army Commander for International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Gen. John F. Campbell, center, and NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) Gen. Jean-Paul Palomeros, right, attend a NATO Military Committee Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)  (The Associated Press)

NATO's top general says he has little faith in the 2-week-old cease-fire between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country's east.

Speaking to reporters in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius (VEEL'-nee-oos) on Saturday, U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove said the September agreement is a "cease-fire in name only." He said violence levels, including the number of artillery rounds fired in the past few days, are as high as prior to the cease-fire.

Breedlove said he hopes the agreement announced Saturday for creation of a buffer zone between Ukrainian government troops and the pro-Russian militants will succeed in stabilizing the situation.

Breedlove was in Vilnius for a meeting of NATO military chiefs, who discussed a range of issues including the situation in Ukraine and relations with Russia.