Ceasefire comes into force in Ukraine

Ceasefire comes into force in Ukraine
# 15 February 2015 00:56 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. Ukrainian President ordered all the units on the front line of contact with the separatists to cease fire starting from midnight, APA reports quoting sputniknews.

“I now order the armed forces of Ukraine, the National Guard, the units of the Ministry of Interior, the units of the Border Guard Service, the Units of the Security Service of Ukraine to cease fire from 00.00, February 15,” Poroshenko said at the meeting of the Ukrainian General Staff, as quoted by the 112 TV channel.

Ukrainian Minister of Interior Arsen Avakov has signed a coded telegram, ordering the National Guard of Ukraine and the country’s Interior Ministry to stop fire.

“I have signed a coded telegram [ordering] all Ministry of International Affairs units on the front line of contact with the militants to cease fire starting from midnight, February, 15. In accordance with Minsk Agreement… As a Minister I declare: all the units of Ministry of International Affairs and the National Guard of Ukraine will cease fire at midnight,” Avakov wrote on his Facebook webpage.

The other side of the Ukrainian conflict has also announced the cease of hostilities throughout the conflict line.

The ceasefire in southeastern Ukraine is one of the measures agreed by the leaders of Ukraine, France and Germany and Russia during the most recent reconciliation talks on Ukraine that took place in the Belarus capital of Minsk on February 12.

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