Zelensky hopes to announce ceasefire regime in Donbas at TCG meeting on April 28 – presidential press service

Zelensky hopes to announce ceasefire regime in Donbas at TCG meeting on April 28 - presidential press service

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky hopes to reach an agreement on the resumption of the ceasefire regime in Donbas during a meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG), which will take place on Wednesday, April 28, the website of the head of state reported.

“Tomorrow there will be a full-fledged meeting of the TCG in a video format. I still think that all parties will come closer to the decision to declare a ceasefire again and reset this regime seriously – not only verbally, but also in writing,” the presidential press service quoted Zelensky after his working trip to Kherson region.

The President noted that negotiations are currently underway within the Minsk format, in particular in the working groups of the Trilateral Contact Group, and a joint result may be achieved soon.

He also added that “the expansion of the Normandy format or the change in the format of the Minsk process, which should become more flexible, could contribute to the achievement of peace in Donbas.”

“It could be an extension of the Normandy format, a separate, parallel format with other countries, with very serious, powerful players. Not only because they are powerful, but also because they want to help Ukraine end the war. I think this is the right decision,” Zelensky noted.

At the same time, according to the president, “no one says that the Minsk agreements should be terminated.”

Zelensky also noted that “Russia has resorted to pressure on Ukraine for several years, but the joint efforts of Ukraine, European countries and the United States in relation to Russia have created opportunities for de-escalation.”

“Russia has been resorting to pressure for several years. But Ukraine takes it calmly. We must always be ready. We cannot guarantee 100% that Russian troops will not return. Still, we commend the decision to withdraw troops from the borders of Ukraine. This indicates the intention not to continue the escalation,” the president said.

(C)INTERFAX UKRAINE 2021

4 comments

  • “As of 07:00, on April 27, three shelling was recorded from the Russia-occupation forces. Thus, near Vodiane, , Russian-occupation forces used 120 caliber mortars prohibited by the Minsk agreements. Not far from the settlement of Mayorske, the enemy opened fire from large-caliber machine guns and small arms, and from heavy anti-tank grenade launchers near Talakivka. There are no combat losses among our defenders,” the JFO headquarters said in the morning report on Facebook on Tuesday.

    The headquarters said that over the past 24 hours, on April 26, Russian-occupation forces violated the ceasefire nine times in the JFO area.

    Ceasefire number 37………………….just retake Donbas by force.

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  • onlyfactsplease

    I’m afraid that Zelensky will once again be sorely disappointed. Will he keep announcing cease-fires until the end of his term or will he learn along the way that the sewer rat will never give him what he wants most?

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    • Foccusser and I spoke briefly about the theory that the Moskali are simply not capable culturally to comply with a ceasefire. They can’t do it and its not in their DNA. They would end up just killing each other. If there is nothing left to steal or kill they would go home and I’m afraid Vladolf won’t do that. The ball has to be in Vladolf’s court since he holds all the strings.

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      • onlyfactsplease

        I’ve said many times before that Ukraine must seal off the occupied part of Donbass and the Crimea and just wait. There is nothing else that Ukraine can do and there is no one around who will give them direct military aid in the form of boots on the ground.

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