TCG in Minsk agrees on Easter ceasefire from March 30
The Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) for the settlement of the situation in Donbas has agreed on a comprehensive, sustainable and unlimited ceasefire from March 30, 2018.
"The Trilateral Contact Group, with the participation of the representatives of certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, acknowledging the positive impact of the recommitment to ceasefire of 2 March 2018, stressing the importance of ensuring peace and calm for the population, keeping in mind the forthcoming Easter celebrations, and guided by earlier agreements and obligations of the sides, re-affirm their full commitment to a comprehensive, sustainable and unlimited ceasefire, starting from 30 March 2018 at 00 hrs. 01 min. (Kyiv time)," the OSCE said in a statement.
Read alsoUkraine reacts to Putin's plans to "agree to int'l administration in Donbas"The parties also underline the importance of the issuance of, and compliance with, the respective ceasefire orders; the effective use of disciplinary measures for ceasefire violations; avoiding forward movements and reconnaissance missions; no firing, including to return fire; strictly forbidding, in particular, firing to and from populated areas, the presence and use of heavy weapons in and close to populated areas and the targeting of civilian infrastructure, including schools, kindergartens, hospitals, and public premises.
In addition, the TCG and the representatives of certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions re-assert their joint and firm commitment to the full implementation of the Minsk agreements.