Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists have agreed to a cease-fire starting September 1, the day that the new school year is to begin.
The Trilateral Contact Group, which is seeking an end to the conflict that has killed more than 6,400 people, includes representatives from Ukraine, Russia and Russia-backed eastern Ukraine separatists. It has been meeting in Minsk, Belarus, under the auspices of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
The two sides agreed in February to a cease-fire between their forces in eastern Ukraine, but sporadic clashes have continued.
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Source: Voice of America