Thursday, January 29, 2015   

Cease-fire holds in Ukraine
(06-24 18:01)

A cease-fire between pro-Russian separatists and government forces in eastern Ukraine appears to be largely holding a day after rebel leaders agreed to a temporary truce with authorities in Kiev.
Vladislav Seleznev, a spokesman for Ukraine's operation in the east, said rebel forces attacked a Ukrainian base north of Slovyansk late Monday, but there had been no fighting overnight.
Some soldiers at a government-controlled checkpoint in Dovhenko, 50 kilometers north of the rebel stronghold of Slovyansk, were seen relaxing near the barricades on Tuesday, while others engaged in shooting drills nearby.
On Monday, leaders of the pro-Russian insurgency announced that they would respect a cease-fire declared by the Ukrainian president last week, raising hopes for an end to months of fighting that have killed hundreds. --AP   
Other World breaking news:
Thai 'Red Shirt' leader sentenced to two years in jail (01-28 14:37)
Malaysia to release MH370 report one day before anniversary (01-28 14:22)
Google's Waze app endangers police: LAPD chief (01-28 13:39)
US state executes killer despite disability claim (01-28 10:32)
Indonesian military calls off AirAsia wreckage recovery (01-27 18:28)
At least two arrested in 'anti-jihadist' raid in France: security source (01-27 17:57)
Taipei mayor apologizes to British minister over watch gaffe (01-27 17:55)
New York shuts down as winter storm blasts US (01-27 12:33)
Inquiry begins into Russian ex-spy's radiation death (01-27 11:58)
Canada's first bird flu victim flew from Hong Kong (01-27 11:38)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.