Home > News > World
Thursday July 31, 2014 MYT 6:00:02 PM
Thursday July 31, 2014 MYT 6:01:57 PM
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Thursday it had suspended offensive operations in its military campaign in east Ukraine to help international experts reach the downed Malaysian airliner's crash site but separatists were continuing to attack its positions.
Kiev said on the Facebook website of what it calls its "anti-terrorist operation" (ATO) against pro-Russian rebels in the east that it was heeding calls by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to stop fighting near the plane crash site.
"On July 31, troops involved in the active ATO phase are not conducting military operations apart from protecting their own positions from attack," it said. "But mercenary fighters of the Russian terrorists are not respecting any international agreements and requests."
The rebels have accused Kiev of blocking access to the Malaysian airliner crash site by fighting in the area.
(Reporting by Timothy Heritage)
Review of Clinton emails to take 'several months' - U.S. official
Italy's Renzi lays flowers on Moscow bridge where Nemtsov killed
Baton-wielding Myanmar police force pro-student protesters to flee
Libyan government forces say to halt air strikes for peace talks
Kerry tries to reassure Iran's Gulf rivals on nuclear talks
India asks YouTube to remove Delhi rape film
Not a jolly good sight
Check out the new ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ trailer
The Sunway Group pours millions into the cloud
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)