EU says renewed escalation in Ukraine violates ceasefire

By REUTERS
August 12, 2015 00:00

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The European Union said that renewed escalation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine violated the spirit and the letter of a ceasefire.

"The Minsk Agreements must be implemented in good faith, starting with full observation of the ceasefire and genuine withdrawal of heavy weapons", the EU's External Action Service said in a statement on Tuesday. (http://bit.ly/1P4F56s) Ukraine on Monday accused rebels of carrying out the heaviest artillery attacks since the truce was agreed. Russia blamed Kiev.

The Minsk deal, signed in February, calls for a ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists, the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line and constitutional reform to give eastern Ukraine more autonomy.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 17, 2018
Knesset approves 'Breaking the Silence Law' in third reading

By MAARIV ONLINE