"Something very positive happened last Friday. The sides agreed to renew their commitment to adhere to a ceasefire at the start of the new school year. Now we have already noted a drop of violence but it is still too early to say if the sides are truly committed to adherence. There is no question in my mind that if they truly are committed, they can do it," Hug said at a briefing.
The Trilateral Contact Group, which includes representatives from Kiev, Donbas, Russia, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), hold regular meetings in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, aimed at facilitating a diplomatic resolution to the armed conflict in Ukraine’s southeast.