The agreement on a perpetual cease-fire in the Donbas from July 21 for the first time stipulates a ban on any fire, as well as responsibility for its violation.
This was announced by the representative of Ukraine in the subgroup on political issues of the Trilateral Contact Group Roman Bezsmertny at a briefing in Kyiv.
“The reached agreements stipulate that since 0:01, July 21, perpetual cease-fire begins. For the first time, it is stated that any fire is prohibited. The document requires responsibility for the violation and public announcement of cease-fire from both sides,” he emphasized.
According to Bezsmertny, Ukrainian side aspires for the period of silence “to be maximum, and perhaps permanent.” He also said that the parties agreed to stop further lying of mines in order to minimize the threats to the civilian population.