Ukraine News Today Apr. 1, 2017: Full ceasefire in Donbas comes into force today; Ukraine, Canada to sign defence cooperation agreement; Russia can participate in 2017 Eurovision with contestant who hadn’t breached Ukrainian law

Full ceasefire in Donbas comes into force today, April 1 According to the agreements of the Trilateral Contact Group for Donbas settlement, a ceasefire is being established in eastern Ukraine April 1, Joinfo.com reports with reference to UNIAN. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko gave

Putin says ceasefire agreed in Syria for midnight

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that agreements have been achieved on a ceasefire in Syria and the readiness to start peace talks, according to the Russian TASS agency. "Reports have just arrived that several hours ago there was a development

Evacuation of civilians delayed as shelling resumes in Aleppo

A ceasefire was declared in Aleppo on Tuesday and buses brought in to ferry people out of the devastated enclave, the BBC reports. But fighting resumed on Wednesday. Syrian activists also say air strikes over rebel-held territory have resumed. The breakdown of the

Russian proxies violate “ceasefire” 28 times in past 24 hours in Donbas

In particular, 13 attacks were reported in the Donetsk sector alone. The occupiers fired rocket-propelled grenades, machine guns and small arms in the villages of Avdiyivka, Zaitseve, Novoselivka and Verkhniotoretske, UNIAN reports. In addition, the occupiers opened fire from anti-aircraft twin-barreled autocannon

Russia says Syria ceasefire process underway despite U.S. sabotage attempts – Reuters

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said "some U.S. officials" had tried to "sabotage" the ceasefire plan "by interpreting it from such cardinally different points," – Reuters reported. The "cessation of hostilities" agreed by the United States and Russia is due to

The U.S. and Russia announced ceasefire in Syria to start at weekend

Their statement said the truce did not include so-called Islamic State (IS) and the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front. So, Syria, Russia and the US-led coalition will continue air strikes against these groups, BBC reports. World powers had on 12 February agreed a

The Trilateral Contact Group reached a ceasefire agreement

December 22, in Minsk the Trilateral Contact Group reached a vital ceasefire agreement to come into effect at 00:00 of Wednesday December 23, 2015, Joinfo.ua reports referring to the information posted on Facebook by Darka Olifer, the press secretary of the