The contact group on settling the situation in Ukraine on the last working day of the week in the first part of the day will discuss videoconference observance of the ceasefire.
at the meeting of the contact group, which took place on 26 August in Minsk, the parties agreed on the need to achieve a ceasefire in the Donbass from September 1 - that is, from the beginning of the new academic year. Tuesday, 1 September, the group held a video conference, the participants confirmed that both sides fully observe a ceasefire. The contact group agreed on the last working day of the week to hold another meeting to review the situation during the first week of September.
Thursday special monitoring mission of the OSCE dealing with verification of the truce, agreed the lack of violations of the ceasefire in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions during September 1, but said that about the Donetsk airport has been a series of ceasefire violations.
on a subsequent day, September 2, observers recorded only a few violations of the "silence mode" in the Donetsk region and a single in Luhansk.
"The SMM observed only a few violations of the ceasefire in the Donetsk region and a single in Lugansk ", - reported in the mission's report, released on Thursday, covering the situation until 2 September.
for its part, the conflicting parties have indicated sporadic violations of the ceasefire. So, the people's militia LNR said about the five attacks over the past day. The DNI has also documented attacks.
"The Ukrainian Military, despite an agreement to stop the fire from the previous day to 3 times violated the ceasefire regime. On the territory of the Republic was released four mines of calibre of 82 mm, also used small arms ", - said Deputy head of the headquarters of the militia of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Eduard Bacurin.
Ukrainian security forces on Thursday accused militias in 10 cases of violation of the regime of silence in the Donbass for the previous day. Anyway, the Commissioner of administration of the President of Ukraine on problems of special operations Alexander Matusevich said that from September 1, " the majority of the mode of silence is observed ", despite some violations.
After the negotiations of the contact group on the first day of the week, Plenipotentiary representative LNR negotiations Vladislav Danego said Last news that the video conference on the last working day of the week the participants of the talks will analyze the situation for four days and appreciate, " what are we willing to meet in Minsk on 8 ".
on Thursday he confirmed Last news that an agreement to hold a video conference remains in force. It will be held in the first part of the day and will begin approximately at 10 am Moscow time.
Danego said that "as long as it is unknown" whether other issues on the agenda. So, answering the question may be whether the discussion document on the withdrawal of weapons with a calibre of 100 millimetres with the outcome of the negotiations of the subgroup on safety, which took place on Thursday in Minsk, Danego said, " If the results will be any - will be discussed. If not - will not. Have to wait what they'll agree, and do this until no one knows."