UN backs new ceasefire deal in Donbas – Ukraine mission's spox

12:20, 24 July 2020
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Spokesperson for the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN Oleg Nikolenko has said UN Secretary General António Guterres backed the agreement reached during the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group regarding additional measures aimed at ensuring a comprehensive, sustainable and unlimited ceasefire in Donbas.

"The Secretary-General takes note of the agreement reached during yesterday's meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group regarding additional measures aimed at ensuring a comprehensive, sustainable and unlimited ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine. He calls on all parties to fully abide by the agreed terms and focus efforts on the protection of civilians who continue to suffer the most from the ongoing hostilities," Nikolenko wrote on Facebook on July 24, 2020.

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"The Secretary-General urges all concerned to take further measures in this spirit, to ensure renewed momentum in the ongoing peace efforts by the Normandy Four, the Trilateral Contact Group, and the OSCE, including by easing humanitarian access and conditions along the contact line, and enabling progress in the implementation of the Minsk Agreements in line with Security Council resolution 2202 (2015)," he added.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Trilateral Contact Group on July 22 held a video conference during which the parties agreed on a new, full and comprehensive ceasefire in Donbas, eastern Ukraine.

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