Poroshenko: Ukraine is ready to guarantee the ceasefire in the Donbass, if militants stop attacks on Easter

Порошенко: Украина готова гарантировать прекращение огня на Донбассе, если боевики прекратят обстрелы на Пасху

Ukraine is ready to guarantee the observance of the ceasefire regime in the Donbass, if the rebels stop shelling positions of the Ukrainian soldiers at least at Easter. About this on his page in Facebook said the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

“This Easter will be a test for Russia to her affiliation with Christian civilization. To pass this test, Russia and its puppets have to unconditionally cease fire at least for Easter. If this is done, I, for my part, is ready to guarantee the observance of the ceasefire regime from the Ukrainian side, with the hope that it will be permanent, not time-limited,” said he.

This Poroshenko said that he expects support for this initiative on the part of Western partners.

As reported previously, the Special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE in Ukraine called on the parties to the conflict in Eastern Ukraine to urgently and fully implement the cease fire because in recent weeks the security situation has deteriorated.

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According to the chief monitor of the OSCE SMM) in Ukraine Ertugrul Apakan, the SMM recent weeks have seen the largest number of violations of the ceasefire and the movement of many types of weapons that were previously in places of permanent storage, and are now in use on the line of contact.