Disengagement will start after 7 days of truce – Zelensky

The truce in the designated Donbas disengagement areas has been holding for two days but the disengagement process cannot begin until seven consecutive days of ceasefire, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said.

“The seven-day period of truce is not something new to Ukraine and all other members of the Trilateral Contact Group based in Minsk. So, we will be waiting for seven days of truce,” Zelensky said at a joint press conference with Latvian President Egils Levits in Riga.

“We rely on the OSCE, which has to confirm that, yes, there have been no attacks for seven days,” Zelensky said.

“As of today, I know that the truce has been holding for two days. Let us hope, let us wait for seven days of truce, then we can speak about disengaging [forces],” he said.

(c) Interfax

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