Ukraine approves new ceasefire with eastern rebels| MENAFN.COM

Thursday, 27 January 2022 05:07 GMT

Ukraine approves new ceasefire with eastern rebels

(MENAFN) A new ceasefire has been holding in eastern Ukraine since midnight, despite a recent intensification of shelling, Ukraine's defense minister says.

"This morning I'm pleasantly surprised that at 09:00 (06:00 GMT), since midnight, we haven't had a single shot fired," he added.

It is the first time there has been a true halt to fighting in 11 months, says BBC correspondent Tom Burridge.

It's worth mentioning that Eastern Ukraine has seen some of its worst violence for months in recent weeks, and there was heavy shelling last weekend.

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