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Ukrainian and Russian representatives are working on figuring out a date for the next
meeting of the trilateral contact group for eastern Ukraine. This was announced by the Ukrainian
presidential press secretary Andriy Zhyhulin.

The date of trilateral contact group meeting in Minsk being prepared by Ukrainian and Russian representatives

The date of trilateral contact group meeting in Minsk being prepared by Ukrainian and Russian representatives

A Ukrainian soldiers fires a missile with a man-portable air-defense system during exercises near the city of Schastya, north of Luhansk, on Dec. 1, 2014.

 

 

 

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DONETSK – The rumble of tank shelling and mortar exchanges comes in waves, startling flocks of crows. For hours there can be silence here in the center of Donetsk, only for the quiet to be shattered as clashes between Russia-backed separatists and Ukrainian government forces resume, mainly around the city’s wrecked airport and in the fiercely contested village of Pesky.

Russian occupants in Donetsk push for territory. Voice of America reports how criminal groups in occpied Donbass  dismiss Minsk peace deal

Russian occupants in Donetsk push for territory. Voice of America reports how criminal groups in occpied Donbass dismiss Minsk peace deal

Ukrainian serviceman stands in front of his touch base in Pisky village, Donetsk Oblast on Oct. 25.

Russian occupants in Donetsk push for territory. Voice of America reports how criminal groups in occupied Donbass  dismiss Minsk peace deal

 

But the bangs and thumps can come from virtually anywhere around Donetsk, and they all testify to the collapse of a cease-fire agreement reached two months ago between the warring sides fighting in eastern Ukraine.

The truce agreed in the Belarusian capital of Minsk has been breached nearly 3,000 times since its was inked on September 5, according to the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which monitors the accord’s observance.

Cease-fire all but dead

Ukraine’s representative to the OSCE, Ihor Prokopchuk, said the cease-fire is all but dead. Others argue it started dying the moment it was signed.

Read the story here.

 

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