Negotiators representing Russia, Ukraine, anti-government rebels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe signed a ceasefire agreement in Minsk, Belarus. It called for a truce beginning at 6 pm local time Friday. CCTV America’s Daria Bondarchuk reports.
The participants of the talks in Minsk agreed on a plan which focused on a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and efforts to get the government functioning again. Other points of the agreement include amnesty for all those who disarm and who did not commit serious crimes, corridors for refugees, and humanitarian aid access. An exchange of prisoners could start as early as Saturday, a move welcomed by Russia’s Ambassador to Ukraine.