Easter truce planned in Eastern Ukraine

10 April 2019

This was announced after the meeting of the Tripartite Contact Group, said OSCE Special Representative Martin Sajdik.

Martin Sajdik, OSCE Special Representative in the Tripartite Contact Group: “Discussion of the general security situation and preparation for the announcement of a truce on the occasion of Easter holidays formed the basis of the meeting of the working group on security. As a result, the TCG agreed on the need to declare a truce and agreed to hold an additional videoconference on April 18 to finalize it. Experience shows that for an effective and long-term truce, the most important thing is the political will of the parties.”

The diplomat said that additional measures to ensure regional security and humanitarian demining were also discussed in subgroups. In addition, Martin Sajdik urged the parties to the conflict to ensure the sustainable functioning of vital civilian infrastructure. The next meeting of the contact group will be held in Minsk on April 24.