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 Trilateral Contact Group calls for sustained cease-fire, full access for OSCE monitors, - spokesperson for Ukraine’ representative

At the meeting in Minsk, the Trilateral Contact Group to resolve the armed conflict in the Donbas called for immediate, sustained cease-fire and full access for the OSCE monitors.

Darka Olifer, the spokesperson for Ukraine' representative to the Trilateral Contact Group, wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"Trilateral Contact Group called for sustained cease-fire, withdrawal of weapons to the distance stipulated by the Memorandum of Sept. 19, 2014. The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) should also have full access to conduct comprehensive monitoring.

Read more: Occupants fail to observe cease-fire: two Ukrainian soldiers killed, - ATO Staff

"The representatives of the so-called "DPR"/"LPR" should undertake commitment to ensure security for repair crews restoring water, gas, and power supply in the vicinity of Avdiivka. The town is on the verge of a humanitarian and man-made disaster while the "DPR"/"LPR" representatives bear full responsibility for further developments.

See more: Residents of Avdiivka experience problems with heat, electricity, and communications due to Russian shelling, - ATO Staff. PHOTOS

"The Ukrainian side reiterated that the Memorandum of Sept. 19, 2014 was critical component to tackle security issues. Full and sustainable cease-fire, withdrawal of all foreign troops and heavy weapons from the territory of Ukraine, access to the border are the preconditions for holding elections in the Donbas," Olifer wrote.

She also wrote that members of the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group "managed to make some progress in the release of illegally detained persons."

Read more: Russian militants make another attempt to storm positions near Avdiivka, attack rebuffed, battle continues, - ATO Staff
 
 
 
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