Friday, September 5, 2014

Ukraine: Poroshenko Orders Cease-Fire at 1500 GMT, 1100 EDT

According to Reuters, Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said he had ordered the Ukrainian Army to observe a ceasefire from 1500 GMT (1100 EDT) on Friday (September 5) in its conflict with pro-Russian separatists and the Russian Army in eastern Ukraine after envoys in Minsk agreed to a peace plan for the region.
The cease-fire must be observed by the separatists, too, and be monitored by international observers from Europe's OSCE security watchdog, he said in a statement published on his website.
COMMENT: The real nagging question is whether Ukrainian forces will comply and adhere to the cease-fire, knowing that few Ukrainians don't trust Poroshenko or Vladimir Putin.