Constant and comprehensive truce may begin in Donbas on December 20-21

Source : 112 Ukraine

It will be clear whether any further progress is possible - if the ceasefire holds
13:51, 16 December 2019

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

The period of constant and comprehensive truce may begin in Donbas starting from December 20-21 as UNIAN reported citing Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko.

According to him, it was agreed during the Normandy Summit. He states that it will be known after the ceasefire whether further progress is possible.

“This document, basically, was elaborated every six months. In other words, sufficient time, six months, to make the sides understand what is expected from them at the meeting of the leaders. We started to discuss it in July. On September 2, this document was more or less approved by the advisors…In other words, sufficient time for adaptation of the approaches and preparation of the decisions,” Prystaiko said.

Related: OSCE fixates ceasefire regime violation in Petrivske

Earlier, Prystaiko stated that before the next meeting in the "Normandy format" to be held in April, Ukraine should make a number of key legislative decisions to strengthen its position in the negotiations.

As we reported, Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Vadym Prystaiko discussed the technical aspect of holding elections in Donbas with the head of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. The relevant meeting took place in the margins of the OSCE Foreign Ministers' Council meeting, which took place in Bratislava on December 5.

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