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14th Aug 2020

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Russia and Ukraine agree ceasefire by new year

Russian president Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky agreed to implement a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine by the end of the year, at their meeting on Monday in Paris hosted by France and Germany. They also agreed to implement an "all-for-all" prisoner exchange by the new year. The meeting's aim was to revive the 2015 Minsk peace agreement for eastern Ukraine that has stalled.

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