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Ukraine, Russia agree Crimea truce until March 21-Ukraine minister

A Russian troops stands guard in front of an APC at a check-point in Crimea, near the town of Armyansk on March 16, 2014 as Crimeans took to the polls for a referendum on breaking away from Ukraine to join Russia that has precipitated a Cold War-style security crisis on Europe's eastern frontier. AFP PHOTO/ ALEXEY KRAVTSOV

KIEV: The defence ministries of Ukraine and Russia have agreed on a truce in Crimea until March 21, Ukraine's acting defence minister said on Sunday.

"An agreement has been reached with (Russia's) Black Sea Fleet and the Russian Defence Ministry on a truce in Crimea until March 21," Ihor Tenyukh told journalists on the sidelines of a cabinet meeting.

"No measures will be taken against our military facilities in Crimea during that time. Our military sites are therefore proceeding with a replenishment of reserves."

 

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