In Minsk agreed on a new ceasefire in the Donbass

В Минске согласовали новый режим тишины в Донбассе

The parties should cease fire from 24th of December due to the upcoming holidays.

The contact group in Minsk agreed on the introduction of a full ceasefire from 24 December in the Donbass in connection with the upcoming holidays.

This was stated by the OSCE representative to the trilateral contact group on Donbas Martin Sajdik.

“On behalf of the trilateral contact group I would now like to make the following statement… We, the members of the Trilateral contact group and representatives of the ORDO and ORLO stress the need to ensure peace and tranquility for the upcoming holidays, we reaffirm our commitment to implementing a comprehensive, sustainable and indefinite ceasefire starting from 00 hours on 24 December this year at Kyiv time,” he said.

He added that the next meeting of the contact group on settling the situation in Donbas will take place on 16 January 2017.

Note, NATO said the number of attacks in the Donbass reached a record.

The OSCE also recorded a record of violations of the ceasefire in the Donbass.