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Contact Group on Ukraine agrees on efforts to maintain ceasefire

September 01, 2016, 16:05 UTC+3

The Contact Group on Ukraine has agreed to extend the ceasefire in Donbass, a spokesperson for Kiev’s envoy to the group told reporters

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Leonid Kuchma

Leonid Kuchma

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KIEV, September 1. /TASS/. The Contact Group on Ukraine has reached an agreement on extending the ceasefire at a video conference, Darya Olifer, a spokesperson for Kiev’s envoy to the group, Leonid Kuchma, said on Thursday.

"The Trilateral Contact Group has reached an agreement on the need to maintain the ceasefire and called on the parties to comply with this regime in the future," she wrote on Facebook.

According to Olifer, "the parties agreed on the need to push ahead with efforts to make the ceasefire more lasting and stable."

She also noted that the participants in the video conference were briefed on the situation in the Donbass region by head of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission and OSCE coordinator in the working security subgroup, Ertugrul Apakan, and officers of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC).

"We can state on the basis of their reports that the ceasefire regime has largely been observed along the entire line of contact since midnight on August 31, 2016, and as of 15.00 on September 1, 2016," Olifer said.

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