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Considerable political will needed for complete ceasefire in Donbas, - OSCE

Source : 112 Ukraine

The OSCE noted that on Monday, the convoy with humanitarian aid intended for the first time crossed checkpoint Shchastya and it is an encouraging step and good news for the civilian population
17:42, 4 March 2021

Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine
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The considerable political will of the sides of the conflict is needed to reach the comprehensive ceasefire in Donbas Conflict zone as Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) Heidi Grau stated.

“The average number of ceasefire violations last week was ten times lower than in February 2020. Achieving total silence, however, requires greater political will by the sides,” the statement says.

Related: Russia blames Ukraine for provoking escalation in Donbas

Moreover, Grau noted that on Monday, the convoy with humanitarian aid intended for the first time crossed checkpoint Shchastya and it is an encouraging step and good news for the civilian population.

“I hope that delivery of humanitarian goods to certain areas of the Donetsk region of Ukraine will soon be resumed too,” she noted.

Related: Russian militants bring in permits for crossing checkpoints in Donbas

As we reported, the leaders of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics allowed the militants to fire on Ukrainian military positions. The head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on Donbas, Leonid Kravchuk, said there was a threat of disruption of a ceasefire.

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