Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomed the statement on the ceasefire in Donbas
10:27 / 22 Dec. 2016 / 867
OSCE Chairman, Foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomed the statement of the contact group on Donbas regarding ceasefire resumption in Donbas from midnight on 24 December.
“I welcome the decision to return of full compliance with the ceasefire, reached at a meeting of the trilateral contact group in Minsk”, – Steinmeier said.
He believes that the observance of the cease-fire “will be an important step towards the stabilization of the security situation and pave the way for a peaceful settlement of the conflict.”
The head of the German Foreign Ministry also called on all parties to release before the end of the year, “a significant number of people detained in connection with the conflict, starting with the most vulnerable.”
Earlier reportedly that the contact group agreed on a new “silent mode” for Donbas.
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