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Four-party meet in Berlin agreed to resume ceasefire in eastern Ukraine

Four-party meet held in Berlin agreed on a series of step to resume the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.

Jul 4, 2014 11:26 IST
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Four-party meet held in Berlin on 2 July 2014 agreed on a series of step to resume the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. The four-party meet was held between Foreign Ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France.

The steps include reopening talks before 5 July 2014 with the goal of reaching an unconditional and mutually agreed sustainable cease-fire. The talks will be monitored by the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSC) in Europe.

During the meet, Russia also agreed to the proposal to grant Ukrainian border guards and OSC representatives’ access to Russian territory. They will take part in controlling two border crossings once the ceasefire is in place.

Background
20 June 2014: Ukraine declared unilateral ceasefire in eastern Ukraine

25 June 2014: Russian Parliament revoked the military intervention in Ukraine

30 June 2014: Ukraine withdrew the ceasefire and declared military action against pro-Russian separatist

2 July 2014: Cease-fire resumed during a four-party meet in Berlin

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