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    Moscow Vows to Help Ensure Sustainability of Truce in East Ukraine

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    Moscow will help to ensure long-term sustainability of the latest ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The ceasefire regime came into force at midnight local time at the initiative of the trilateral Contact Group, comprising of experts from Ukraine, Russia, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

    "In this regard, there was a general agreement [among Contact Group participants] to take additional measures in order to make the ceasefire sustainable and long-term… For our part, we will strongly contribute to the achievement of this important purpose in the course of relevant contacts," the ministry said.

    The ceasefire regime on the first day of the new school year was announced at the Contact Group’s meeting in Minsk last Friday, August 26.


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