Reports: Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels agree to cease-fire
Ukraine has reportedly reached a cease-fire agreement with Russian-backed rebels:
From the Associated Press:
Ukraine and the Russian-backed rebels have signed a cease-fire deal that starts in less than two hours, a European official at the talks said Friday.
The announcement by OSCE’s Heidi Tagliavini came as representatives of Ukraine, Russia, pro-Russian rebels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe met in the Belarusian capital of Minsk. She said the cease-fire would start at 1500 GMT (11 a.m. EDT).
Will the cease-fire last? There’s skepticism: