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KIEV, May 8. /TASS/. The chief monitor from European security watchdog OSCE on Friday called on all parties in eastern Ukraine to ensure a lasting ceasefire during events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory in World War Two, scheduled for this weekend.
"I urge all sides to mark the commemoration of the events 70 years ago by intensifying efforts to support a sustainable ceasefire - one that endures not only through the holiday period, but also in the coming days and future," said Ertugrul Apakan, head of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe monitoring mission.
Apakan called on all parties "to exercise restraint, adhere to full and comprehensive ceasefire and ensure that peace prevails during upcoming weekend and beyond".