Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Ukraine, Russia reach ceasefire agreement

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said on his website on Wednesday that he has agreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin on a "permanent ceasefire" with rebels in eastern Ukraine Donbas region.
Presidents Putin and Poroshenko have agreed on a permanent ceasefire in the Donbass area of east Ukraine, the Ukrainian leader’s press office reports following a phone conversation between the two.
Dmitry Peskov at the Russian president’s press office said the two leaders “have largely agreed” on the measures to be taken for a swift end to the violence.

The confrontation between the anti-government forces and the Ukrainian military, lasting over four months, has claimed the lives of around 2,500 people, according to UN estimates.
Some Pro-Russian skeptics of the ceasefire feel that, this ceasefire is just to stop advancements of anti-Kiev forces, and to buy time until NATO forces help Ukrainian army to fight back.