The regular meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group (Ukraine, Russia, OSCE) on the peace settlement in Donbas has started. The meeting takes place in the format of a video conference.
Before the meeting of the TCG, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak noted that the day before in the Luhansk region near the line of delimitation of forces and assets there had been a large-scale forest fire, which had damaged the village and killed people. The seats of fire are observed in the forests near the villages of Smolyanynove, Kapitanove and Voronove.
The area of the emergency was urgently visited by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy. He was told that fire extinguishing was complicated by the proximity of the delimitation line.
Given the danger of fire spreading to the settlements due to increased winds and hot weather, Andriy Yermak called on the members of the Trilateral Contact Group to ensure the establishment of a full and comprehensive ceasefire.
"I believe that the next meeting of the TCG should once again consider the establishment of a regime of ceasefire, because our common task is to prevent new human casualties among the civilian population," the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine said.