Ceasefire agreed in Eastern Ukraine

  • 6 September 2014
Petro Poroshenko Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Petro Poroshenko announced the agreement at the Nato summit

Government forces and pro-Russian rebels have agreed a truce to stop fighting in Eastern Ukraine.

There's been violence there since April because some people want eastern parts of the country to become part of Russia.

Ukraine's President, Petro Poroshenko, announced the ceasefire at the Nato summit in Wales on Friday.

Image caption People are fighting over the eastern part of Ukraine

There have been no confirmed reports of fighting since the agreement but the situation remains fragile.

Mr Poroshenko now wants to hold talks to try to find a long-term solution to the problem.

But the pro-Russian rebels said the ceasefire hasn't changed their minds and they still want to separate from Ukraine.

Both sides have also agreed to restart aid being sent to the region from today.

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