sunflowerThe Basque separatist militant group ETA declared a cease-fire in a video statement issued on Sunday, suggesting it might turn to a political process in its quest for independence.

“ETA makes it known that as of some months ago it took the decision to no longer employ offensive armed actions,” the statement said, suggesting it is ready to pursue a “democratic process,” in trying to achieve its goals.

The video, which appeared in Basque newspaper Gara’s website and was also made available to the British broadcaster BBC, showed three masked militants making a statement in Basque.

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