Poroshenko confirms ceasefire state in Donbas
12:52, 1 September 2016

Poroshenko confirms ceasefire state in Donbas

There was only one small arms attack, President said

12:52, 1 September 2016

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko confirmed that the ceasefire state in the Donbas region. He said this during a meeting with students and teacher of the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, which was broadcast by 112 Ukraine TV Channel.

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"I want to congratulate you on the ceasefire state that is observed at the front for 12 hours and 5 minutes. During all this time there was only one attack from small arms", Poroshenko said.

"God grant all security measures of the Minsk agreements to be implemented, to maintain ceasefire, to move heavy artillery away from the contact line, it’s better be in Russia, away from Ukrainian border. God grant all Ukrainian hostages, who are illegally kept in Russian jails and prisons in the occupied territories to be released. Let OSCE SMM to have all the access to resolve the necessary questions of safety conditions for the implementation of the package of political agreements in Minsk ", added the President.

Earlier, Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said that there was no shelling from midnight in Donbas region.

Recall that Trilateral Contact Group met in Minsk on August 26 regarding the Donbas conflict. The statement on the total ceasefire from September 1 was announced there. France and Germany also supported this idea.

Source: 112 Ukraine

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