: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukrainian and Russian leaders confirm cease-fire in Donbass

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Russian President Vladimir Putin affirmed their support on Sunday evening for an expanded cease-fire, taking hold throughout eastern Ukraine just after midnight.
The presidents confirmed their commitment to the truce in a telephone call, during which they also reiterated many of their continuing disagreements over the conflict, in which Russian-backed separatists seized control of much of the provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk following the Kremlin’s invasion and annexation of Crimea.
The conflict in eastern Ukraine, or Donbass as the region is known, has dragged on for six years, killed more than 13,000 and, according to the U.N. …read more

Source:: European Voice