The commander of the rebel group in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray has told the BBC they will continue fighting until their terms for a ceasefire are met.
Gen Tsadkan Gebretensae said the group aims at forcing the federal government to lift a blockade in the region and agree to a political solution to the crisis.
The government denies there is a blockade and has ruled out talks.
Thousands have been killed since war broke out in November last year.
Millions of people have also been displaced by the fighting which both sides have been accused of committing human rights abuses and war crimes.
At least 400,000 people are living in famine conditions, according to a UN estimate, with access to the region still being hampered. END