Zelensky links ceasefire violations in Donbas with meeting of Normandy Four leaders' advisers

Zelensky links ceasefire violations in Donbas with meeting of Normandy Four leaders' advisers

Ukrinform
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has assumed that the escalation in Donbas could have occurred due to a meeting of advisers to the leaders of the Normandy format countries in Berlin.

He said this during a joint press conference with Austrian Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen in Vienna on September 15, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“I don’t know, maybe because there should have been a meeting of advisers, maybe because of this there was an aggravation of the situation. This happens very often. When a meeting in the Minsk format or a meeting of advisers is being prepared, we usually see some kind of tension. And, unfortunately, sometimes this tension ends in provocation. And, unfortunately, the provocation results in the death of Ukrainians," Zelensky said.

He recalled that starting from July 27, the ceasefire regime has been observed in Donbas, but in the seventh week it was violated and a Ukrainian serviceman was killed.

At the same time, the President stressed that "there can be no dialogue and there can be no further progress on the Minsk agreements without a ceasefire."

As Ukrinform reported, the meeting of advisers to the leaders of the Normandy format countries took place in Berlin on September 11.

A complete and comprehensive ceasefire in Donbas was established on July 27, 2020.  At the same time, on September 6, the armed formations of the Russian Federation opened aimed fire from small arms at Ukrainian positions near Prychepylivka in Luhansk region. As a result of the shelling, one Ukrainian serviceman was killed.

ish


Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website ukrinform.net not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website ukrinform.net and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2020 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period:
-