JCCC confirms introduction of cease-fire in Donbas

Ukrainian representatives of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) confirms the introduction of a comprehensive, sustainable, and 'indefinite' cease-fire in the Donbas at midnight on Dec. 24, 2016.

Censor.NET reports citing the ATO press center.

Ukrainian officers of the JCCC continue to monitor the cease-fire observation. OSCE SMM will be immediately informed about any changes of the situation.

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Earlier, parties of the Trilateral Contact Group on implementation of peace plan in Ukraine's east (TCG) have reaffirmed their commitment to observe a comprehensive, sustainable and indefinite truce starting at midnight of Dec. 24, 2016.

Moreover, the United States welcomes the trilateral contact group's announcement of an agreement for a holiday cease-fire in eastern Ukraine.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said they welcomed what Steinmeier called a "unanimous recommitment" to peace ahead of the holidays.

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Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n420827