President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed the hope that the regime of silence in Donbass will be observed, and assured that Kiev is doing everything possible for this. He stated this on August 6 at a briefing in Chasovoy Yar, the correspondent of the “Gordon” edition reports.
“We pray to God and are grateful to our military … We want to observe this regime of silence every day so as not to lose our military personnel. For us it is very important. I cannot guarantee anything, but I will tell you that we are doing everything – both in Ukraine and at meetings in the Minsk format, ”the Ukrainian leader said.
According to him, Kiev “is fighting to ensure that this regime is not violated.” “If everything depended only on us, I am sure that now there would be a principled regime of silence. And we would move on to the next stages of the end of the war. Therefore, a dialogue on violations of the silence regime may take several hours – there are many questions, many problems, ”he added.
On July 22, the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on the settlement in Donbass agreed on a complete ceasefire in the region. The measures took effect on July 27.
The Ukrainian headquarters of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) also announced the adoption of measures for a ceasefire in the Donbass. The observance of the ceasefire at all military posts will be monitored by specially seconded servicemen who performed similar tasks in peacekeeping missions under the auspices of the UN.
However, on the very first day the ceasefire came into force, the commander of the JFO, Vladimir Kravchenko, reported about the violation by the militia of the ceasefire in Donbass. According to him, two attacks were fired from the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass.
Later, on August 5, Donetsk reported that the Ukrainian Armed Forces (AFU) fired on the territory of the village of mine 6/7 in the vicinity of Horlivka in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic.