The ceasefire between Ukraine and its eastern rebels has been holding, despite the Ukrainian government’s talk of mass conscription to attack the region, and a new round of peace talks are scheduled for later this week.
The dates haven’t been finalized, but Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko suggested the talks could be on Wednesday and Friday. The talks are likely to center on prisoner exchanges.
Months of fighting in the east of the nation have left a number of rebels in military custody and a number of soldiers similarly held by the rebels, and while past talks have suggested an exchange they have not said how this will proceed.
Other issues include mutual withdrawal of heavy weapons from contested areas, something that similarly both sides had agreed on in principle, but had not agreed on implementing.
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