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Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the Temporary Ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine and Announcement of Peace Plan by President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine

June 23, 2014

1. On June 20, during his visit to Eastern Ukraine, Mr. Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, ordered a temporary ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine and unveiled a peace plan for the settlement of the situation in the region.

2. The Government of Japan welcomes the efforts of the Government of Ukraine aimed at the peaceful settlement of the situation in Eastern Ukraine.

3. Japan expects that the temporary ceasefire and the announcement of the peace plan will serve as an opportunity for all the parties concerned to exercise self-restraint and promote dialogue for the peaceful settlement of the situation.

(* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)
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