In Berlin welcomed the truce in Ukraine
The German government welcomes the agreed at the level of the trilateral contact group's ceasefire in Ukraine, calls for the full implementation of the Minsk agreements, said at a briefing in Berlin, Deputy spokesman of the government of Germany Ulrike Demmer.
"The German government welcomes the agreement in the trilateral contact group, which consists of representatives of Ukraine, Russia and the OSCE, the additional measures which operate with the night. These include a ban on heavy weapons, drones and trying to sabotage the coordination mechanism of violations of the ceasefire regime and the special protection of civilian objects. Urge all parties to fully support the ceasefire, to follow the General commitments under the Minsk agreements", - said Demmer.
Agreed by the contact group on additional measures for the security of the truce suggesting a complete ban of fire, placing weapons in the settlements and near them, offensive and reconnaissance and sabotage actions. In addition, they provide for disciplinary liability for the violation of the ceasefire. The measures came into effect from 00.01 (same as GMT) on July 27.
The representative of the Cabinet of Germany added that in Berlin "welcomes the fact that presidents Putin and Zelensky welcomed the new agreement in the framework of a telephone conversation". Germany will continue to support the implementation of the agreements Minsk together with French partners, said Demmer.
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.