DPR, Ukraine, OSCE to carry out joint inspection in Shumy on Sep 10 – Foreign Ministry

DPR, Ukraine, OSCE to carry out joint inspection in Shumy on Sep 10 – Foreign Ministry

September 09, 2020 15:59

Donetsk, Sep 9 – DAN. Representatives of the Donetsk People’s Republic and Ukraine at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination will carry out a joint inspection in the Shumy settlement outside Gorlovka on September 10, the DPR Foreign Ministry reported following the extraordinary Contact Group video conference on Wednesday.

“Representatives of the Donetsk People’s Republic and Ukraine at the JCCC will take part in a joint inspection at 14:00 tomorrow, September 10, which will be monitored by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission,” the Foreign Ministry said.

The Ministry welcomed the consensus reached by the parties in settling the situation near Gorlovka. “We urge Kiev and OSCE representatives to treat this measure objectively, responsibly and with complete awareness of the importance of its implementation as part of mutually coordinated actions,” it said.

Earlier reports on Wednesday said that Kiev had agreed to Donetsk’s proposal to carry out a joint inspection near the Shumy settlement outside Gorlovka to record and remedy the violations of the additional ceasefire control measures.

The DPR authorities planned an operation on September 9 to eliminate  Ukrainian army fortifications outside Gorlovka. Donetsk repeatedly said that the People’s Militia had to resort to such measures because Kiev refused to acknowledge that it had violated the additional ceasefire control measures.

The demands that Kiev remedy the violations were first issued in Donetsk on August 28. During the operation of additional ceasefire control measures, Ukrainian servicemen installed new fortifications advancing them towards the Seversky Donets-Donbass water duct arc, a key water supply line in the region, with the view of taking a foothold there.

The package of tighter ceasefire control measures came into force in Donbass on July 27, 2020. The document bans the use of any weapons, deployment of hardware, special operations, engineer works and flights of unmanned aerial vehicles.*jk