Poroshenko ready to cease fire, self-proclaimed republics are not against
The consultationa were attended by President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande and the head of the Italian government Matteo Renzi. The Western partners have expressed their intention to support Ukraine, particularly in the area of security, including on the part of NATO.
As reported by UNIAN, Petro Poroshenko admitted the possibility of deciding on a bilateral cease-fire in the event of the contact group agreeing on peace plan. According to Poroshenko, it must meet at 2 pm on Friday, September 5. As you know, Minsk was preparing for the meeting, but the exact date was not made public.
The leaders of the so-called People's Republic of Donetsk and People's Republic of Luhansk Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky announced their readiness to order a cease-fire in Donbass at 3 pm on September 5. But only in the event of signing up a political settlement of the conflict during the negotiations, reports RIA Novosti.
Meanwhile, there was fighting near the Mariupol today. Armored vehicles were trying to get to the city from Novaazovsk, but they were stopped by Ukrainian soldiers. It is assumed that it was a "test-fight." According to the Ukrainian authorities, Novaazovsk was previously occupied by Russian troops, who are preparing to capture Mariupol.
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