Vladimir Putin speaks to reporters after summit in Minsk, 12 February
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Ukraine crisis: Russia's Putin announces a ceasefire

The Russian President Vladimir Putin has said there has been an agreement at the talks in Minsk to implement a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.

The ceasefire will start at midnight on 15 February.

Mr Putin said the agreement also established a line from which heavy weaponry would be pulled back.

The announcements come after overnight discussions between the Russian and Ukrainian presidents in the Belarus capital of Minsk, brokered by the leaders of France and Germany.

  • 12 Feb 2015
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