Denis Pushilin. Archive photo © Donetsk News Agency
Authorities of Donetsk People’s Republic insist on signing written truce agreement and on abiding to the ceasefire, Interfax reported on July 1st
“Based on existing practice of implementation of past truces, and to reach the best effect of a new truce, we proposed to move on from traditional verbal statement of the Contact group to written parties’ agreement, which should include additional measures to control the truce and on which the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine insists,” stated DPR’s ambassador to the Contact group Denis Pushilin
He believes that “exactly such approach to arrangement of truces will obligate parties of the military conflict to have more responsibility and also it will be an additional measure to control the truce”. Such measures are particularly necessary to protect civilians
Pushilin also expressed hope that the representatives of OSCE Special Monitoring Mission and “Ukrainian authorities’ supervisors” will take a more active position to prevent disruption of the truce and unleashing of another round of tension in Donbass
Earlier, the conflict parties reached ceasefire agreements many times. During the whole conflict between Ukraine and DPR 22 ceasefire agreements were reached. That often brought peace on demarcation line, but then combat resumed again. The 23rd ceasefire (“bread truce”) was declared from 00:00 July 1st.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency