5 March 2018, 09:04


Ukrainian side observes ceasefire as of 9 a.m. - JCCC

LUGANSK, March 5 (Lugansk Media Centre) – The Ukrainian side observes ceasefire as of 9 a.m., said LPR mission to the JCCC.

The members of the Contact Group have brokered an 'absolute ceasefire' in Donbass beginning on March 5, said earlier LPR acting Foreign Minister representing the Republic at Minsk talks Vladislav Deinego.

"Since 1 a.m. no ceasefire violations have been recorded," the report reads.

The members of the Contact Group have announced ceasefire more than ten times since autumn 2014. Kiev forces regularly violated the truce opening fire with large calibre artillery, mortars and tank guns which were to have been withdrawn in accordance with the Minsk agreements.

The Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements was adopted by the Contact Group on Ukraine on 12 February 2015 and supported by member states of the Normandy Four (Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France). The UN Security Council approved the document by its 2202 Resolution and called upon all the sides to ensure full implementation of the Package of Measures.

The document provides for comprehensive ceasefire, withdrawal of all heavy weapons from the contact line, starting a dialog on reconstruction of social and economic ties between Kiev and Donbass. It also envisages carrying out constitutional reform in Ukraine providing for decentralization and adopting permanent legislation on a special status of certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

LuganskMediaCentre — 05 March — Lugansk