Russia, Ukraine Agree on Truce in Crimea by March 21
The defense ministers of Ukraine and Russia have agreed on a truce in Crimea by March 21, according to Ukraine's acting Defense Minister Ihor Tenyukh.
Russia is to lift the blockade of Ukrainian bases in Crimea by March 21.
"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," Tenyukh said, as cited by Deutsche Welle.
In an interview for the Interfax news agency, Tenyukh informed that the number of Russian troops in Crimea had reached up to 22 000 in violation of a 12 500 limit set for 2014.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk vowed to bring to justice all "ringleaders of separatism and division" seeking to destroy Ukraine's independence.
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