President prolongs truce in east of Ukraine until 2200 Kyiv time Monday – press service
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has prolonged a truce in the east of Ukraine until 2200 Kyiv time on June 30 in keeping with a decision by the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC).
"The president held a meeting with law enforcement agencies, and extended the ceasefire until 2200 Kyiv time on June 30 in keeping with NSDC resolution No. 548/2014," the presidential press service reported.
During the truce Ukraine expects "the points recruiting mercenaries in the territory of the Russian Federation to close and illegal armed units to stop movement on the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions."
"The construction of fortifications and facilities that will be obstacles to the peaceful life of Donbas residents will be classified as a violation of the ceasefire. The failure to abide by the regime of non-use of force will give Ukraine the right of early termination of this regime in the areas where the ceasefire is not observed," the press service said.
What is more, the Ukrainian authorities expect the steps outlined in the European Council conclusions dated June 27, 2014 to be implemented by Monday. The steps include the implementation of President Poroshenko's peace plan, monitoring and control of the Ukrainian-Russian border, return to the Ukrainian authorities of the three border checkpoints (Izvaryne, Dovzhansky, Chervonopartyzansk), and release of hostages including all of the OSCE observers.
As was reported, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on June 20, 2014, ordered a ceasefire in the east of Ukraine from 2200 on June 20 to 1000 on June 27. "The given phase of the peace plan is being conducted in coordination with OSCE inspectors and has a clearly defined period for those who support the president's plan to be able to lay down their weapons," a posting on the president's Web site said.