WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Five ex-presidents from Poland and Ukraine have made a joint appeal for reconciliation between their nations as growing nationalism in both societies and provocations from Russia have strained the alliance.
Ukraine worried about Russia’s pullout from monitoring team
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine on Wednesday criticized Russia's decision to withdraw its military observers from a joint group monitoring the truce in eastern Ukraine, saying it could fuel hostilities.
Russia announced the move earlier this week, saying that Ukraine was putting up obstacles and restrictions obstructing Russian officers' work and recently introduced new demands that made their further involvement in the group impossible.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Ukrainian government and Russia-backed separatists have agreed on a new cease-fire in the country's war-torn east, a spokesman for the Ukrainian government said Wednesday.
Fighting between government forces and Russia-backed rebels in Ukraine's industrial heartland has killed more than 10,000 people and displaced more than a million since it began in 2014. A cease-fire between the warring parties was first negotiated in 2015, but it has been repeatedly violated.