Minsk deal on Ukraine offers hope, says Merkel spokesman

An agreement between the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France on the Ukraine crisis offers hope with a ceasefire from Feb. 15 and then the withdrawal of heavy weapons, a German government spokesman said on Thursday after marathon talks. “After 17 hours, negotiations in Minsk have finished: ceasefire from Feb. 15 at zero hours, then withdrawal of heavy weapons. Therein lies hope,” said Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert on Twitter.

via ynetnews.com

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