MOSCOW – The Ukrainian government and Russia-backed separatists have agreed on a new cease-fire in the country’s war-torn east, a spokesman for the Ukrainian government said Wednesday.
Fighting between government forces and Russia-backed rebels in Ukraine’s industrial heartland has killed more than 10,000 people and displaced more than a million since it began in 2014. A cease-fire between the warring parties was first negotiated in 2015, but it has been repeatedly violated.
Darka Olifer, spokeswoman for Ukrainian government envoy Leonid Kuchma at talks with separatist rebels, said they agreed to a cease-fire in the east starting Saturday to allow residents to begin …read more
Source: The News