The Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk expressed the need for permanent ceasefire in the Donbas region on September 1, nv.ua reports.
According to the OSCE Special Representative Martin Sajdik, the sides expressed the need for permanent ceasefire in connection with the start of the new school year.
"The Working Group on Security discussed the issue of the ceasefire. I would like to make the following statement in this regard. Trilateral contact group with the participation of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions’ representatives expressed the need for permanent ceasefire in connection with the start of the new school year, starting at midnight on August 31. Personally I call on all parties to express their support of the statement at the highest level", he said.
Sajdik noted that it is indeed a joint initiative of all the constituents of the contact group and drew particular attention to the word "unlimited" regarding the ceasefire.