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Trilteral Contact Group on Ukraine agrees on decision to cease fire from April 1

Xinhua, March 30, 2017 Adjust font size:

Members of the Trilateral Contact Group for the settlement of the situation in Ukraine issued a statement Wednesday on the complete ceasefire from midnight on April 1, 2017.

The special representative of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in the Trilateral Contact Group Martin Sajdik told local media on Wednesday.

After the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk, Sajdik told reporters the parties agreed to cease fire from midnight on April 1 and withdraw the heavy weapons from the conflict region.

The Trilateral Contact Group said in a statement that the contact group and representatives of certain districts of Ukraine's Donetsk Oblast and Lugansk Oblast welcome the determination of all the participants of the Minsk process.

The parties also stressed the importance of full compliance with Minsk Agreements. They confirmed that the Minsk Agreements have no alternative.

The next meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group will be held on April 12. Endit