Censor.NET reports citing UK government.
"I welcome the announcement of a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, which follows particularly high levels of violence over recent days. This conflict continues to have a devastating effect on millions of people living on both sides of the line of contact. I urge all parties to observe this cease-fire, and to use it as a basis to make progress in building a lasting peace in eastern Ukraine in 2017," Johnson said.
Earlier today, Ukrainian representatives of the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) confirmed the introduction of a comprehensive, sustainable, and 'indefinite' cease-fire in the Donbas effective midnight on Dec. 24, 2016.
Moreover, 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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