09:25 29.04.2021

TCG fails to agree on 'Easter truce,' consultations to continue – Arestovych

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TCG fails to agree on 'Easter truce,' consultations to continue – Arestovych

The members of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on Donbas so far have failed to agree on the text of the document introducing an "Easter truce," but the parties confirmed the need to continue consultations seeking to agree on the document, representative of Ukraine's TCG delegation Oleksiy Arestovych said.

"All sides agreed on the need to establish an Easter truce. Two texts of the document were proposed, that is, a Ukrainian one and a Russian one. However, we so far failed to agree on the final text, because there are sensitive wordings. It takes time to think them through well. However, the parties agreed to continue consultations and reaffirmed the idea of introducing an Easter truce," Arestovych told Interfax-Ukraine following the TCG meeting on Wednesday.

According to Arestovych, "the agreement on the text of the truce in the TCG lasted six hours and was very constructive."

He said that "consultations on the need to comply with the ceasefire and the 'Easter truce' continue at the level of political advisers of the Normandy format, as well as this week at the level of the TCG and the security subgroup, which gives hope for a positive decision on the establishment of a ceasefire."

The regular TCG meeting will take place on April 19.

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