Updated at 18:18,16-07-2018

Ukraine, separatists sign protocol on ceasefire in Minsk


The Ukrainian side and representatives of the self-proclaimed Donetsk peoples Republic and Luhansk Peoples Republic have signed a protocol on ceasefire in Donbas from 5 September, 18.00 on, Interfax Ukraine reports referring to sources close to the negotiation process.

The protocol includes 14 points covering all the aspects of monitoring, prisoners swap, etc, a source said.

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko confirms that the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists have signed a preliminary protocol to start a ceasefire.

In the contact group Ukraine is represented by former president Leonid Kuchma, Russia by its ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov, and the OSCE by its chairperson-in-office on Ukraine Heidi Tagliavini. Alexander Zakharchenko, Andrey Purgin, Igor Plotnitsky represent the two unrecognised republics.