The head of the Special monitoring mission of the OSCE mission to Ukraine, Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan tried to convince all parties of the Ukrainian conflict to preserve peace during the Easter period.
Western Christians celebrate Easter on Sunday, and for Eastern Christians next week will be Passion week that precedes Easter.
Apakan recalled in circulation that more than 6,000 people were killed in the conflict, and over a million have become refugees.
"Displaced persons and most other throughout Ukraine are in a situation of uncertainty and danger. Very often they lack food, shelter, medical support and satisfaction of other basic needs. For this reason, I call on all parties to celebrate the Easter holidays intensification of efforts for effective and sustainable ceasefire, which will last not only during the festive period, but also far beyond it. " - quoted Apakan in circulation, issued by the OSCE on the last working day of the week in the evening.
Chapter SMM tried to persuade the parties to help ensure that families could celebrate the Passover together in an environment free from violence." I hope that all parties will support the peace initiative, " said Apakan.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February, came amid a sharp aggravation of the situation in the Donbass, provoked by the Ukrainian security forces, who, having increased strength, began to storm the position of the militia. Following the meeting, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany have taken a set of measures involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbass from February fifteen, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone.