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KIEV, December 3 /TASS/. Representatives of Ukraine, the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic /LPR/, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe /OSCE/ and Russia have met in Lugansk to discuss ceasefire measures in eastern Ukraine, Ukraine’s army General Vladimir Askarov said on Wednesday.
“We held a four-sided meeting in Lugansk attended by representatives of the OSCE, Russia, Ukraine and the administrations of separate districts of the Lugansk region. We reached understanding of what practical steps should be taken to cease the fire and withdraw heavy weapons,” said Askarov who represents a Ukrainian-Russian center for control and coordination of issues related to the ceasefire and stabilization of the demarcation line separating the sides in conflict, according to the center’s page in Facebook.
“We tried to monitor the situation at Donetsk airport for 24 hours preventing fresh outbreaks of violence. Unfortunately, we did not fulfill that task by 100% However, it is quiet there /at the airport/ now. We will continue exerting efforts to prevent the shooting,” Askarov stressed.