Kiev openly rejects Donbass ceasefire monitoring mechanism – Lugansk – world
LUGANSK, July 7. / TASS /. Ukraine has directly refused to abide by the agreements it signed earlier, saying that working on the coordination mechanism to ensure ceasefire control in the Donbass made no sense, said one. spokesperson for the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) delegation to the contact group, Maria Kovshar, said Tuesday.
Ukraine announced that working on the coordination mechanism was foolish. A representative of the government in Kiev said that the coordination mechanism, based on direct interaction between Ukraine and the republics within the Joint Control Center and Coordination (JSCC), made no sense. But exactly this type of mechanism is being considered and sealed by measures to strengthen the ceasefire. Therefore, Ukraine has made it clear that it does not did not intend to abide by the signed agreements and engage in direct dialogue with Donbass, âread a statement posted on the Telegram channel of the LPR delegation after a meeting of the subgroup on security of the contact group.
At the same time, the Kiev government forces continue to bombard the self-proclaimed People’s Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk (RDP and RPL), causing death and destruction. For example, Ukrainian troops regularly bombard the village of Zolotoye-5, where a planned crossing of the line of contact is to be opened.
“The session demonstrated once again that Ukraine is not interested in a real settlement of the conflict and aims to continue to bomb the Donbass and terrorize its inhabitants,” Kovshar said.
The delegates of the DPR and the RPL repeatedly stressed that the coordination mechanism must be put in place in full respect of the additional ceasefire control measures. He envisages direct, rapid and regular contacts between the Kiev government and the self-proclaimed republics in the event of gunfire. In addition, under the mechanism, the parties committed to verify every violation, investigate every reported incident and prevent further ceasefire violations.
Subgroups of the Contact Group on Political, Humanitarian and Economic Issues also held online conferences on Tuesday. The contact group itself will meet via video link on Wednesday July 7.
The contact group on the settlement of the situation in eastern Ukraine has introduced additional measures since July 27, 2020 to monitor the ceasefire in Donbass.
Under the agreement, the warring parties in the Donbass are prohibited from carrying out offensive, reconnaissance and subversive operations, using any type of aircraft, opening fire and deploying heavy weapons in localities. populated. One of the key provisions is the use of disciplinary measures for ceasefire violations. In addition, retaliatory fire in the event of an offensive is only allowed after a direct order from the commander.
Tensions in Donbass rose at the end of February, as gunfire involving mortars and grenade launchers was recorded daily despite agreement on additional measures to secure a July 22 ceasefire. 2020.
Serious shootings resumed on the contact line, with both sides reporting casualties and injuries. Ukraine accused the Donbass republics of this de-escalation. In turn, the self-proclaimed republics declared that the reason for the outbreak was Kiev’s non-adherence to the July accords.
Dmitry Kozak, deputy chief of the Russian presidential staff, told reporters in April that the agreements signed on July 22, 2020 approved additional ceasefire measures, with the key element being cooperation between the parties to the conflict within the Joint Ceasefire Monitoring and Coordination Center. (JCCCC).
According to Kozak, representatives of the Ukrainian armed forces and the Donbass militia had to interact directly to react quickly to ceasefire violations, verify them and effectively prevent the escalation of fire. Kozak stressed that Ukraine had signed these agreements but was doing everything possible to avoid their practical implementation.