Russian President Vladimir Putin during peace talks (Picture: AP Photo/ Sergei Grits)Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed on a deal to end fighting in eastern Ukraine.
Speaking to reporters after almost 16 hours of talks, Putin said: ‘We have managed to agree on the main issues.’
The ceasefire would come into effect on Feb 15.
The announcement came after marathon talks in Minsk involving Mr Putin, German chancellor Angela Merkel, French president Francois Hollande and Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko.
More than 5,300 people have died since April in fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatists in two eastern provinces and the bloodshed has risen …read more