Occupation authorities of the “DNR” state that Ukraine has agreed to allow them to enter the AFU positions near Horlivka for “joint inspection” of fortifications of the JF units.
“The representatives of the “DNR” at the TCG managed to force the Ukrainian side to a joint inspection in the area of Shumy settlement, with the participation of the OSCE representative, to record the real state of Ukrainian positions… That is, in fact, we forced Ukraine to fulfill its obligations”, – the representative of occupation authorities of the “DNR” writes.
In turn, the so-called “DNR MFA” reported that “representatives of the “DNR” and Ukraine in the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire would conduct a joint inspection in the village of Shumy near Horlivka on September 10″.
As previously reported, occupation authorities of the “DNR” demanded that they be allowed to the AFU positions for a joint “inspection” of the fortifications near Horlivka. According to them, the leadership of the “republic” proposed to convene an extraordinary meeting of the Contact Group on September 9 at 12:00. “We propose to convene an extraordinary meeting of the Contact Group tomorrow, on September 9, at 12:00 in order to make a decision on the issue of holding a joint inspection of representatives of the “Donetsk People’s Republic”, as well as representatives of Ukraine in the JCCC with the assistance of the OSCE representatives regarding fixing the elimination of violations in displacement of positions of the armed formations of Ukraine near the settlement of Shumy”, – Natalia Nikonorova, who calls herself “Minister of Foreign Affairs”, stated.
In the meanwhile, the OSCE SMM states that after 5 July, the JF units did not undertake any engineering work on the indicated section of the front line. Occupation authorities of the “DNR” assure the opposite and threaten Ukraine to attack the AFU positions in order to destroy the “illegally erected” fortifications. They named 10:00 a.m. on September 9 as the next date for this attack.