Ukraine: European and Russian leaders agree new ceasefire deal,

Germany and Russia have announced their support for a proposed new ceasefire deal in east Ukraine. The announcement follows a four-way phone call with the French and Ukrainian presidents.

A fresh ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region is expected to be announced on Wednesday, according to Berlin and Moscow. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesperson, Steffen Seibert, revealed that Merkel took part in a four-way telephone conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron and Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko late on Tuesday, where the four leaders agreed to back a proposed truce deal in time for the beginning of the school year. Läs artikel