Ukraine separatists say peace moves threatened by Kiev

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 05, 2014 1:55 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatist leaders accused the Ukrainian authorities on Wednesday of undermining peace moves by deciding to suspend a law that gave the eastern regions they control a special status.

The self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics said in a joint statement the decision violated a protocol agreed at talks on Sept. 5 in the Belarussian capital, Minsk, under which a ceasefire went into effect in east Ukraine.

(Reporting by Alexander Wining, Writing by Timothy Heritage, Editing by Elizabeth Piper)