Ukraine in Trilateral Contact Group to initiate introduction of 'Easter truce' in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Such a truce, however, will be temporary
14:52, 1 April 2021


At the next meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG), Ukraine will initiate the introduction of an "Easter truce" in Donbas. At the same time, Ukraine is interested in a permanent "silence regime. " The head of the Ukrainian delegation Leonid Kravchuk said this on air of Ukraine 24 TV channel.

"There will be a meeting on April 14, and we will raise this issue properly. Because at Easter people will be going to the cemetery more, move through the territory, so we need to think about demining and control. If you think about a people, that is what to think about," Kravchuk said.

But it is noted that such a truce will be temporary.

Kravchuk added that the TCG has to make decisions that would ensure a ceasefire.

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"After that, political and security issues can be resolved. Thus, we will move towards peace," Kravchuk added.

Earlier, it was reported that Ukraine proposed to return to full-fledged ceasefire in Donbas from April 1, Russia refused.

Member of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas Serhiy Harmash believes Ukraine has the opportunity to regain control over the occupied parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions within the next decade. 

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