Ukraine, Russia agree on truce until 21 March

2014-03-16 15:55
Ukraine acting president Oleksandr Turchynov. (Yury Kirnichny, AFP)

Ukraine acting president Oleksandr Turchynov. (Yury Kirnichny, AFP)

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Kiev - The defence ministries of Ukraine and Russia have agreed on a truce in Crimea until March 21, Ukraine's acting defence minister said on Sunday.

"An agreement has been reached with [Russia's] Black Sea Fleet and the Russian Defence Ministry on a truce in Crimea until March 21," Ihor Tenyukh told journalists on the sidelines of a cabinet meeting.

"No measures will be taken against our military facilities in Crimea during that time. Our military sites are therefore proceeding with a replenishment of reserves."

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