Gryzlov commented on the measures are agreed on ceasefire in the Donbass
Russia is satisfied with the agreement of the ceasefire between Kiev, Donetsk and Lugansk, said the Ambassador of Russia in the contact group on Donbass Boris Gryzlov following the results of conference.
"Finally after nearly five months of resistance, the Ukrainian side found the courage to agree on the measures to cease-fire that was repeatedly offered the Donetsk and Lugansk. In this regard, it is impossible to feel anything but satisfaction. Measures to ensure a cease-fire between Kiev and Donbass should enter into force on 27 July," - said Gryzlov.
"Only through the intervention directly to the work of the trilateral contact group and the firm position of Dmitry Kozak has managed to overcome Ukraine's attempts again to avoid taking elaborate effective measures to ensure the real observance of the cease - fire," he said.
The Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict were about 13 thousand people.
The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, including during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which from September 2014 adopted three documents regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict continue shooting.