Hollande and Merkel requested that Minsk agreement be respected to avoid new sanctions against Russia

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande, warned this Friday with new sanctions on Russia if the ceasefire reached in Minsk is violated by pro-Russian separatists. “We are more convinced than ever that it must implement the agreements of...

UN Council supports peace agreements for Ukraine and urges to apply them

The Security Council of the UN supported in a resolution yesterday the peace agreements reached in Minsk for Ukraine and urged all parties to implement them in full. The resolution, sponsored by Russia, was approved with the support of 15 members of the highest decision making...

Ceasefire is respected in eastern Ukraine with some incidents

The presidents of France, Russia and Ukraine, François Hollande, Petro Poroshenko and Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a teleconference in which they greeted the fact that the ceasefire is being respected mostly in eastern Ukraine. The ceasefire took effect...

Poroshenko still doubts that the ceasefire agreement be fulfilled in eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, said this Friday that the country was still far from peace and there were no guarantees that the cease-fire agreed yesterday at the Minsk summit take effect. “I do not want anyone illusions. And I seem a naive,” Poroshenko said...

Ceasefire agreement in Ukraine is achieved in Minsk summit

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine reached an agreement that offers a “ray of hope” to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine, after marathon talks that lasted 16 hours. The agreement provides a ceasefire since February 15 and the withdrawal of heavy...