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Turkey has welcomed the cease-fire in the Donbass

Ankara expresses its satisfaction at the approval of new measures on ceasefire in the Donbass, said the official representative of the foreign Ministry of Turkey Hami Aksoy on Sunday.

The meeting of the contact group was held on Wednesday in the video. The press service of the foreign Ministry of the breakaway Donetsk national Republic declared that the contact group on conflict settlement in the Donbass agreed to additional measures to monitor the ceasefire, which come into effect from July 27.

"With the welcomed consensus for control over the ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine starting from July 27. Expect that all parties will act in accordance with it. Turkey will continue to make efforts to achieve peace in the region based on the Minsk agreements and the saving of territorial integrity," said Aksoy.

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.