Ukraine's JFO HQ updates on ongoing truce in Donbas

11:35, 27 July 2020
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"In pursuance of a Trilateral Contact Group decision dated July 22, 2020, the Joint Forces Command announces that the Commander of the Joint Forces on July 26, 2020, issued an order to observe a full and comprehensive ceasefire," the JFO HQ said on Facebook on July 27.

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The Joint Forces Command confirms the ceasefire order is in line with the current measures, which were determined by the Trilateral Contact Group and which came into force at 00:00 on July 27, 2020.

As UNIAN reported earlier, a new ceasefire regime, which had been agreed upon by the Trilateral Contact Group during Minsk peace talks, began to operate in Donbas from 00:01 Kyiv time on July 27.

Before the new agreements came into force, President Volodymyr Zelensky had a phone call with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Senior military officers and President Zelensky say the new truce does not mean that the Ukrainian military will not be able to return fire in response to enemy attacks.

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