The leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine will look at possible steps to accelerate the implementation of the Minsk peace agreements for eastern Ukraine in coming months, a German government spokesman said on Thursday.

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The four countries, who have worked as in a grouping called the 'Normandy Format' to try to end the crisis in eastern Ukraine, also welcomed an agreement by the conflict parties to strengthen a ceasefire from March 30, spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a statement, as reported by Reuters.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Trilateral Contact Group for the settlement of the situation in Donbas on March 26 agreed on a comprehensive, sustainable and unlimited ceasefire from March 30, 2018.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine have confirmed they are ready to establish and observe the ceasefire along the entire contact line in Donbas during the Easter holidays, starting from March 30, 2018 at 00:01 Kyiv time.