Alexander Zaharchenko: Viktor Korotayev / Kommersant
The self-proclaimed head of the Donetsk national Republic (DND) Alexander Zakharchenko has proposed to declare a in the region since April 1, “Easter truce”. His words on Thursday, March 15, leads Donetsk news Agency.
“On March 5 of the current year the “spring truce”, which can be called one of the most successful truce. It is generally observed and there is hope that the ceasefire will become permanent. In anticipation for the great feast of all Christians to declare “Easter truce” of Holy week (April 1st)”, — reads the statement of the head of the Republic.
To work out the basic terms of the ceasefire, Zakharchenko instructed the permanent authorized representative DND in Minsk Denis Pushilin next week.
The acting head of the proclaimed Lugansk national Republic (LNR), Leonid beekeeper supported the proposal Zakharchenko, reports Luganskinform. “Work on this issue I instruct the Plenipotentiary representative LNR in Minsk Vladislav Danego. Counting on the support of the decision on the truce on the part of all participants in the negotiation process,” — said beekeeper.
In turn, Dana said that he has already sent an appeal to the coordinator of the Minsk Contact group Martin Sadiku. In it, he called in the preparation of truce to focus on measures to ensure full adherence to the ceasefire regime, in particular, the prohibition of attacks; the prohibition of placing weapons in residential areas and near the objects of social and humanitarian spheres, as well as critical infrastructure; a ban on intelligence and subversive activities; ban on the progress and activity of the “gray zone”; the ban on the movement of units and weapons; a ban on fortification work.
In late February, the participants of the Contact group on the peaceful settlement of the conflict in the Donbass at the talks in Minsk agreed to establish an “absolute truce” in the conflict zone since March 5.
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