A mine had exploded near the residence of Alexander Zakharchenko, 100 meters away from the journalists who had gathered for a press conference with the leader of the self proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, RIA Novosti correspondent reports.
At least three people have been killed and four injured.
- Yes. It is an important step toward reconciliation in Ukraine, and I believe all parties will carry out their commitments.9.1% (165)
- No. It is easy to talk the talk, but I don’t think the warring sides will actually walk the walk.30.4% (550)
- There are still too many obstacles for the implementation of the set measures. Political and military instability in Ukraine will last long after 15 February.60.5% (1097)
On Thursday, the Contact Group, comprising envoys from Moscow, Kiev, DPR, self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic and OSCE, signed a peace deal aimed at ending the conflict in southeastern Ukraine. The deal was agreed upon by leaders of Ukraine, France, Germany and Russia after 16-hour talks in Minsk, the capital of Belarus.
The measures include a ceasefire between Kiev forces and independence supporters in eastern Ukraine, the creation of a buffer zone between the two sides through the withdrawal of heavy weaponry from the region and an all-for-all prisoner exchange.
The ceasefire comes into force at midnight local time on February 15 (February 14, 22:00 GMT).