Putin tells Hollande and Merkel over the phone, Ukrainian forces must stop shelling in East Ukraine
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says that Russia must act to reduce east Ukraine tension
The truce had been most fully observed around the rebel-controlled city of Luhansk and near government-held Mariupol on the Sea of Azov.
Ukraine continued to withdraw its weapons on Friday, but the army will remain on high alert in case of a new offensive from the separatists
The Ukrainian army will start withdrawing heavy weapons in east Ukraine
Gazprom and Ukrainian state energy firm Naftogaz have accused each other of not sticking to agreements on gas supplies.
News that no Ukrainian troops had died at the front was by far the most unambiguous signal yet that the Europe-brokered truce is now holding.
Kiev says the rebels have launched attacks on villages near Mariupol, a port of 500,000 people, and fears that could be the next separatist target.
Kiev and its Western allies are trying to determine whether the separatists will now halt, or advance deeper into territory the Kremlin calls "New Russia"
Kiev military said government positions had been fired on 112 times by rebels in the past 24 hours.
The deal, sealed by the leaders of Germany and France after 16 hours of all-night talks in Minsk, capital of Belarus, with the Russian and Ukrainian presidents, was quickly overshadowed by escalating bloodshed on the ground.
Rebel fighters made a push to cut off a government-held road and rail junction in east Ukraine, vowing on the eve of peace talks that they would not cease fire until they had achieved their aim of taking more territory.
The Democratic and Republican leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee are developing legislation seeking to commit the U.S. government to providing "defensive lethal assistance" for Ukraine, congressional aides said
Lamberto Zannier said he was worried that direct Western military support for the Ukraine government would fan the flames of the conflict.
French president says plan is based on restoring Crimea, eastern provinces to the war-torn country.
The temporary truce was declared as German and French leaders pressed forward with a new peace plan to end the crisis in Ukraine.
Several European defence ministers attending a NATO meeting in Brussels voiced opposition to sending weapons toUkraine, fearing it could fuel the conflict.
In the past 24 hours, 13 civilians, 18 pro-Russian separatists, and four Ukrainian soldiers were killed.
Municipal authorities in Donetsk said 15 civilians were killed over the weekend by shells, mortars or other missiles that hit residential areas of the city which is controlled by the separatists.
Tensions between Russia and the West have risen over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, with Russia criticizing NATO expansion in Eastern Europe.
In the past 24 hours illegal armed groups carried out 120 attacks on government positions.