Tag: ceasefire

Ukraine crisis: Guns fall silent in Donetsk as ceasefire begins

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/ukraine-crisis-guns-fall-silent-in-donetsk-as-ceasefire-begins-10046848.html Shelling stopped abruptly at midnight on Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk after President Petro Poroshenko ordered government forces to halt firing in line with a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending the country’s bloody conflict. Poroshenko, wearing the uniform of the armed forces supreme commander, said […]

Ukraine crisis: Peace deal in ‘great danger’ as fierce fighting continues just hours before midnight ceasefire

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/ukraine-crisis-peace-deal-in-great-danger-as-fierce-fighting-continues-just-hours-before-ceasefire-deadline-10046094.html Ukraine’s president has warned that an agreement to end the fighting ravaging the country is in “great danger” just hours before the ceasefire is due to take effect. Battle’s raged on Saturday, as Russia-backed separatists and Ukrainian forces rocketed each other, with shelling extending far beyond any front […]