75°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Mon
79°
56°
0%
Tue
82°
59°
0%
Wed
84°
65°
20%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Ukrainian president ends unilateral ceasefire

9 months ago Monday, June 30, 2014 3:30:29 PM CDT June 30, 2014 Monday, June 30 2014 Jun 30, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he is halting a unilateral cease-fire in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists and says Ukrainian forces will go on the offensive against the rebels.

A statement from Poroshenko on his website says the cease-fire is being halted and that "we will attack and we will free our country."

The fragile cease-fire expired Monday night. The idea was to give rebels a chance to disarm and to start a broader peace process including an amnesty and new elections.

But rebels did not disarm, and the ceasefire was continually violated. Rebels did not comply with Poroshenko's latest push to get them to turn over key border crossings with Russia and permit international monitoring of the cease-fire.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
75°
64°
Mon
Mostly Sunny
79°
56°
Tue
Partly Cloudy
82°
59°
Wed
Mostly Sunny
84°
65°
Thu
T-Storms
86°
68°