Ukraine has decided to delay attempts to pull back heavy weapons from their eastern region, blaming Russian rebels for furthering attacks.
A peace agreement was reached on Feb. 12 with a promise of withdrawing heavy weapons back by 25 to 70 kilometers with hopes of creating a buffer zone.
Military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Anatoly Stelmakh said they were all set to begin the ceasefire until two artillery attacks by rebels occurred overnight.
“As long as firing on Ukrainian military positions continues, it’s not possible to talk about a pullback, he said.”
The ceasefire was originally suppose to have started on Feb. 15 and is the second attempt since the civil war began in early 2014.