New holiday ceasefire begins in Donbas on December 29, as Yevhen Marchuk, Ukraine’s representative to the Trilateral Contact Group, said on air of Pryamy after the video conference of the group, 112.ua reported.
According to Marchuk, the Ukrainian side of the Trilateral Contact Group offered to set ceasefire at the session in Minsk on December 19.
“We offered to impose the regime, termless ceasefire, starting from tomorrow’s night. Since 1 am on December 29, if to be precise. There were some other proposals, to cut it short, we managed to reach such agreement. Today we confirmed that tomorrow (December 29, - ed.) since midnight Ukraine provides a full-scale ceasefire,” Marchuk said.
Later, he specified that the ceasefire does not mean armistice, as it should include political, economic and social components apart from the absence of attacks.
According to him, the ceasefire will be used for the repair of the infrastructure objects which are now destroyed.
Militants violated previous ceasefires within first hours of the regime.