On April 19, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak took part in a video conference of political advisers to the leaders of the countries participating in the Normandy format.
During the meeting, the German side offered to coordinate the appeal of the political advisers to the leaders of the "Normandy Four" that they commend the renewed commitment to additional measures to strengthen the ceasefire of July 27, 2020. The advisers call on the Trilateral Contact Group to work on a coordination mechanism to respond to ceasefire violations.
Andriy Yermak noted that the Ukrainian side supports such an appeal to the TCG, and also has many proposals to improve the functioning of the ceasefire regime, such as stricter liability for sniper fire.
In addition, in the event of casualties as a result of the shelling, the TCG working group on security issues must meet within 24 hours, and no one has the right to refuse.
Relevant proposals of the Ukrainian side have been formed and will be presented to the coordinator of the TCG working group on security, Ambassador Yaşar Halit Çevik during tomorrow's meeting.
Advisers to the leaders of Ukraine, France, Germany and Russia also agreed to continue work on the coordination of clusters aimed to ensure the implementation of the Minsk agreements for a peaceful settlement of the situation in Donbas at the next meetings.