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The contact group on settling the situation in the South-East of Ukraine agreed on an indefinite ceasefire in the Donbass. About it reports TASS.
According to the special representative of the OSCE Chairman Martin Sajdik, the truce will begin on the date of early parliamentary elections in Ukraine, 21 July at 00: 01 am local time. The truce would be “comprehensive, sustainable and open-ended”, said the OSCE representative.
The Ambassador of Russia in the contact group, Boris Gryzlov, commenting on the agreement, said that the contact group was also able to agree on “additional measures to strengthen compliance with the cease-fire,” reports RIA Novosti.
The DNR has stated its commitment to a new truce and expressed hope that the Ukrainian side will not break it, “as it was in previous times”.
After the Christmas truce, which took effect in late 2017, the parties tried to negotiate an “absolute truce” starting from March 5, 2018, however, the cease-fire was not achieved. Separately declared Easter truce since March 30, 2018, the truce to harvest from July 1 and the school with a truce on August 29 of the same year.
Part of Donbass is out of control in Kiev after an armed conflict that lasted almost five years. In April 2014, the Ukrainian government began a military operation against the unrecognized Donetsk and Lugansk national republics, which declared independence from Kiev after the change of the Central government. In the spring of 2018, the format operation has been changed, the control over its implementation have received the Armed forces of Ukraine from the HSE, which replaced the anti-terrorist operation under the control of the security Service of Ukraine.
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