‘Ukraine Ceasefire Finally Reached’: Sofia Morning News. Cessez-le-feu en échange de la levée des sanctions ?

Poutine d’accord pour un cessez-le-feu dès Dimanche. Mais, les rebelles des provinces sécessionnistes n’ont pas encore signé l’accord ni donné leur avis. Finalement les rebelles ont signé une feuille de route en faveur du cessez-le-feu. Cessez-le feu contre la levée des sanctions européennes contre la Russie ? 
 
Cessez-le-feu en suspension. Pour le moment.

Ukraine Ceasefire Finally Reached


French President Francois Hollande, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel Photo: EPA/BGNES MYKOLA LAZARENKO – Source Sofia News.

Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that the ceasefire in Ukraine was set to begin at midnight on February 15. The deal was announced after 14-hour negotiations among representatives of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine in Minsk, Belarus.

 »We have managed to agree on the main issues, » he said, Reuters reported. He added that the agreement involves humanitarian issues, implementation of a law on the special statute of Luhansk and Donetsk. However, Kiev is said to still refuse to negotiate with rebel groups.

Meanwhile, the leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky have not signed the agreement, according to a source of TASS information agency.

If in order for the document to take effect, it needs to be further signed by members of the Contact Group – representatives from Ukraine, the Russian Federation, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and needs to get the approval of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR).

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Finalement les rebelles ont signé une feuille de route en faveur du cessez-le-feu. Cessez-le feu contre la levée des sanctions européennes contre la Russie ?