Hollande and Merkel hail cease-fire in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Hollande and Merkel delivered a common statement
17:10, 1 September 2016

Hollande and Merkel text
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande welcomed cease-fire deal in Donbas.

Related: Russia-backed militants decrease attacks in Donbas, - ATO HQ

"Merkel and Hollande support the agreement of the Trilateral Contact Group regarding the full cease-fire throughout the entire conflict zone on the occasion of the beginning of the school year. They emphasize that this step should be the starting point for a sustainable cease-fire," - reads the "joint statement released by the German government's press service.

The politicians said that France and Germany continue to advocate for the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Earlier, the regime of silence was introduced in Donbas from 00:00 of September 1. "The Defense Ministry reported that there were no attacks in Donbas since midnight.

Related: Ongoing ceasefire in Donbas might be first sign of ceasing Russian aggression, - MP

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