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International focus turns to bolstering Ukraine ceasefire

Mar 07, 2015    

RIGA (Reuters) - Steps to bolster a fragile ceasefire in eastern Ukraine gathered momentum on Friday as support within the European Union for more economic sanctionson Russia appeared to wane.Russia and Ukraine have agreed to double the number of ceasefire monitors from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to 1,000 from 500, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said.EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, who chaired an EU foreign ministers meeting in Riga, said the ceasefire was "not perfect" but it was improving. "We need ... to stre...

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