30 October 2020, 23:33



Security subgroup talks reach an impasse - Deinego

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LUGANSK, October 30 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The emergency meeting of the security subgroup reached a deadlock today, said LPR Foreign Minister representing the Republic at Minsk talks Vladislav Deinego.

"Kiev avoided the discussion of additional measures and coordination mechanism, driving the discussion towards their claims, bluntly paying no attention to the recorded violations."

He warned that Ukrainian media is planning to report that the meeting was a success and Ukraine secured a "swiping victory" over Donbass and Russia representatives.

In reality, Deinego said, Kiev delegation failed to account for recent attacks on the Republics and refused to harmonize the mechanism to achieve a lasting ceasefire.

 The Contact Group agreed the tighter ceasefire control measures in Donbass starting at 00:01, July 27 at the July 22 videoconference. The Additional Measures to Strengthen the Ceasefire include: ban on offensive or reconnaissance operations, ban on using any aerial vehicles, ban on fire, including sniper fire; ban on deployment of heavy weapons to populated areas and adjacent territories, first of all, to civilian infrastructure, including schools, kindergartens, hospitals and public premises;    effective implementation of disciplinary measures against violators of the ceasefire and notification the Contact Group Coordinator thereof, who further notifies all its participants;  establishing and employing a coordination mechanism for reacting to ceasefire violations with assistance of the JCCC with its current membership; retaliatory fire in case of an offensive is allowed only in case it is opened on the order of appropriate command of the Ukrainian armed forces or LPR, DPR People's Militia after unsuccessful attempt to employ the above mentioned mechanism. The Contact Group shall be notified of such orders.

LuganskMediaCentre — 30 October — Lugansk