By H. Haverstock, The Chicago Times
December 23, 2021
Kiev — Negotiators from Ukraine, Russia, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe reached an agreement on Wednesday to restore a full ceasefire between Ukrainian government forces and Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine.
“I was delighted that participants expressed their strong determination to fully adhere to the Measures to Strengthen the Ceasefire agreement of 22 July 2020,” said Ambassador Mikko Kinnunen, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group.
Kiev and Moscow have accused each other of violating a previous ceasefire, which was signed in July 2020.
According to the special monitoring mission reports, the security situation along the contact line remained tumultuous, with about five times more ceasefire breaches documented per day in December 2021 than in December 2020.