Ukrainian army, LPR militia agree on ceasefire starting Dec 5

The Ukrainian army and the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) have agreed to cease fire along the line of contact and to withdraw heavy armaments in December.

The Ukrainian army and the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) have agreed to cease fire along the line of contact and to withdraw heavy armaments in December.

Everyone has agreed to a complete ceasefire along the entire line of contact between the Ukrainian Armed Forces and LPR forces; the agreement will take effect on December 5, the OSCE said in a report posted on its website.

It also said that the pullout of heavy armaments was due to begin on December 6.

The Ukraine-Russia-EU Contact Group signed a protocol in Minsk on September 5. An immediate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine was its main provision. The ceasefire regime was put into place at 6 p.m. Kyiv time on the same day.

The document aimed at implementing the peace plan of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the initiatives of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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