TCG fails to agree on the "Easter truce", consultations will continue

29.04.2021, 09:30
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The participants of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on Donbas have not yet managed to agree on the text of the document on the introduction of the "Easter truce", but they confirmed the need to continue consultations on the approval of the document, said the speaker of the Ukrainian delegation to the TCG Oleksiy Arestovych.

This is reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

"All parties agreed on the need to establish an Easter truce. Two texts of the document were proposed - Ukrainian and Russian. But we have not yet been able to agree on the final text because there are sensitive wording. It takes time to think through them well. However, the parties agreed to continue consultations and reiterated the idea of establishing an "Easter truce," Arestovych said.

According to him, "the TCG negotiations on the truce text approval lasted 6 hours and were highly constructive."

He added 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 truce."

As reported, on April 26, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said at a briefing on the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl tragedy that the Trilateral Contact Group had almost completed the Coordination of the "Easter truce" in the Donbas.

"We really want it, we really want it, and we really want there to be no gunshots or deaths at Easter. Everything is being done for this purpose. The Ukrainian side has already done everything for this," the President said at the time.