A ceasefire backed by Putin and Zelenskiy has gone into effect in Ukraine. The reconciliation attempt marks the latest in a series of failed peace efforts between government forces and the pro-Russian rebels.
The latest ceasefire between the Ukrainian government and rebel forces in eastern Ukraine went into effect at midnight, local time.
On Sunday, Ukraine’s military said their troops “have begun preparations” for the ceasefire in the war-torn region while rebel officials said they have instructed their forces and issued a decree banning weapon use.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskiy discussed the conflict in eastern Ukraine and both expressed support for a ceasefire, their offices said.