At the Contact group meeting, the participants approved the process start by which the Ukrainian party will realize its obligations on violations elimination at a previously disengaged site in the area of Zolotoe, and also agreed on the start date of a similar process at the third site in the area of Petrovskoe.
“On October 1, Republics showed their readiness to implement the schedule agreed upon by the Contact group of October 7 and waited for the readiness of the Ukrainian party. Today we managed to convince the Ukrainian side to fulfill its obligations to eliminate violations: the process in Zolotoe was started, a fixed date for the start of the implementation of this process in Petrovskoe was agreed in accordance with the schedule.
We are sure that this has become possible because today we managed to avoid wasting time and start direct consultations of the conflict parties with the participation of mediators, this led to tangible results. We hope that the efforts will be implemented without failures and on time” - Natalia Nikonorova said.
Also, as part of the Contact group meeting, Natalia Nikonorova expressed concern about increasing violations of the ceasefire by the AFU and the tragic consequences of such violations for civilians and infrastructure.
“In this regard, it is necessary to return to the rigorous implementation of the agreed additional measures to strengthen and control the ceasefire, in particular, to conduct proceedings and apply appropriate measures of responsibility to the perpetrators” - Natalia Nikonorova emphasized.