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Poroshenko Administration: There is a ceasefire in Donbass

Andriy Lysenko, Poroshenko Administration’s spokesman for the operation in Donbass. Photo: 112.ua

There is a ceasefire in Donbass, the Poroshenko Administration’s spokesman for the operation in Donbass Andriy Lysenko said on Oct 6.

“The silence regime in Donbass has turned into a ceasefire and this is very important to us,” he said.

He said that Kiev was withdrawing from Lugansk region its weapons of a caliber less than 100 mm.

“The OSCE says that the self-defenders in Lugansk are also withdrawing their arms,” Lysenko said. “Ceasefire is a chance for us to help the Donbass people with food and medicines, to start restoring gas and water pipelines and clearing mines in the frontline zone.”

As EADaily reported earlier, on Sept 29 the conflicting parties initialed an addendum to the complex of measures to withdraw tanks, cannons of a caliber less than 100 mm and mortars of a caliber less than 120 mm. On Sept 30 the document was signed by the head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Alexander Zakharchenko and the head of the Lugansk People’s Republic Igor Plotnitsky. The parties will have to withdraw their weapons to a distance of 15 km far from the frontline.

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