Pullback of forces in Ukraine's rebel east is delayed

Ukraine's foreign minister says a planned pullback of forces in the rebel east has been delayed because of recent skirmishes.


Ukraine and Russia-backed separatist rebels have agreed to pull their forces from the front line in two areas starting Monday to create a safe buffer zone.


But Foreign Minister Vadim Pristaiko says the move has been postponed due to recent shelling by separatists.


More than 13,000 people have been killed in the five-year conflict between Ukrainian troops and Russia-backed rebels.


פרסום ראשון: 10.07.19, 15:14