After 16 hours of negotiating, Putin, Poroshenko, Merkel and Hollande agreed on a truce for Ukraine, to start from 15th February. Given the region’s track record, however, scepticism was high. Swiss RTS television was in Minsk.
The Ukrainian 30th motorised infantry were also sceptical, stationed in Debaltseve, a major rail hub. Kyiv has kept control but the separatists want it badly. France 2 was in the danger zone on Wednesday.