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Ukraine crisis: ceasefire agreed between Kyiv and rebels

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Ukraine crisis: ceasefire agreed between Kyiv and rebels

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Europe’s OSCE security watchdog has announced that Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels have signed a ceasefire agreement.

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has ordered his country’s military commanders to implement a ceasefire from 6.00 PM local time (5.00 PM CEST).

Interfax news agency quoted a source close to peace talks underway in Minsk as saying a 14-point deal had been reached.

Details of the plan have not yet been released but are expected to be announced shortly.