Ceasefire agreed for eastern Ukraine after Minsk summit
Details were not yet available from MSN sources, but more info is provided by the official Kremlin website hereReuters
Thu Feb 12, 2015
The leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine have agreed a deal to end fighting in eastern Ukraine, participants at the summit talks said on Thursday. The deal reached after all-night negotiations in the Belarussian capital Minsk included a ceasefire that would come into effect on Feb. 15, followed by the withdrawal of heavy weapons. "We have managed to agree on the main issues," Russian President Vladimir Putin said. The four leaders had committed to respect Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, according to a joint declaration distributed by the Kremlin.
It is going to take me a few days to analyse/digest what exactly has been agreed to at Minsk before I can offer a more comprehensive commentary.