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The OSCE welcomed the agreement on ceasefire in the Donbass

The OSCE Chairman, the Prime Minister of Albania EDI Rama on Thursday welcomed the agreement on ceasefire on the line of demarcation in the Donbass.

A videoconference of the contact group on the Donbas held on Wednesday. The parties agreed to a ceasefire on the line of demarcation in the Donbass from July 27.

"This agreement is an important step towards the full, long-lasting and comprehensive ceasefire, as well as one of the major decisions of the summit in "Norman format" in Paris. The actual much-anticipated cease-fire and certainly would ease the hardships of civilians in the conflict zone", - quotes the Frame, the press service of the OSCE.

He expressed support for the efforts of the Trilateral contact group in the "Channel format", said the need to start from the parties demonstrated the political will and called for the full implementation of the Minsk agreements and decisions of the Normandy summit in Paris in December 2019.

Rama noted that the contribution to the peaceful resolution of the crisis in and around Ukraine remains a priority for the Albanian chairmanship of the OSCE in 2020. "We will continue to support the improvement of the security situation and alleviating the hardships of the civilian affected by the conflict in the East of Ukraine", - said Rama.