Poroshenko proposes ceasefire for Orthodox Easter

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expects Russia and pro-Russian separatists to adhere to a ceasefire in the Donbas beginning April 29th in order to observe the Orthodox Easter holiday. Poroshenko said that the Ukrainian Armed Forces would agree to a “quiet mode” over the weekend if the separatists comply, Radio Svoboda reported.

"This year Easter will be a test for Russia's membership in the Christian civilization. To pass this test, Russia and its puppets should unconditionally cease fire at least during Easter,” Poroshenko’s official website stated.

Poroshenko stressed that he is ready to guarantee the observance of the ceasefire by the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

In January, the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk agreed on another ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. However, since then, both parties to the conflict have accused the other of violating the ceasefire.

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