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Statement by Foreign Ministry on tragic death of civilians as a result of bus blast at checkpoint near Volnovakha

Belarus mourns the loss of life in the bus blast at the checkpoint near the Ukrainian town Volnovakha on January 13, 2015.

We express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

This tragic incident once again proves the need for an immediate ceasefire as provided by the Minsk arrangements.

We are calling for immediate resuming the work of the Trilateral Contact Group to make urgent decisions in order to resolve the situation in the region and prevent new victims on the territory of our brotherly nation.