KIEV: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that a ceasefire plan aimed at halting five months of conflict in the industrial east would be signed today. The Kremlin outlined the following proposals:
End active offensive operations by armed forces, armed units and militia groups in southeast Ukraine in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
Withdraw Ukrainian armed forces units to a distance that would make it impossible to fire on populated areas using artillery and all types of multiple launch rocket systems.
Allow for full and objective international monitoring of compliance with the ceasefire and monitoring of the situation in the safe zone created by the ceasefire.
Exclude all use of military aircraft against civilians and populated areas in the conflict zone.
Organise the exchange of individuals detained by force on an “all for all” basis without any preconditions.
Open humanitarian corridors for refugees and for delivering humanitarian cargoes to towns and populated areas in Donbass.
Allow teams to come to damaged settlements in the Donbass region to rebuild social facilities and infrastructure.