Donetsk People’s Republic envoy to the Minsk Contact group on Ukraine, Denis Pushilin, claims that the ceasefire will only be possible after Kiev will regain control over punitive battalions.
“On December 22 we have announced that a ceasefire is required, but we see that not all units obey the central authorities in Kiev. Not all units realize the importance of ceasefire and often provoke us to respond with force. Kiev needs to realize that it is time to assume full control over its battalions. As soon as Ukraine will be able to fully control these processes, this will become a significant step towards a truce,” said the envoy of DPR.
Source: RIA Novosti