CoE Secretary General welcomes Ukraine's ceasefire agreement

Mr Thorbjørn Jagland, the Council of Europe Secretary General, has welcomed the ceasefire agreement reached at the meeting of the contact group in Minsk on Friday 5 September, saying:

"Everybody I talked to in Moscow and Kyiv this week wanted a ceasefire. I am relieved to hear this is now to become reality. I hope this can be the first step to a political solution of the crisis."