President of Ukraine

An extraordinary meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group was held

9 September 2020 - 15:41

An extraordinary meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group in the format of a video conference was held on Wednesday, September 9, in order to prevent the disruption of the regime of full and comprehensive ceasefire.

The OSCE has once again confirmed the groundlessness of any allegations against the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of the town of Shumy between July 5 and September 2.

"This is a fact set out in our report of September 5," Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Yaşar Halit Çevik said.

The participants of the consultations agreed on a joint inspection in the area of the inhabited locality of Shumy with the participation of a representative of the OSCE coordinator.

The Ukrainian party will provide logistics and security guarantees to all participants of the inspection.

"This day gives us hope that the ceasefire will continue to be observed by all parties. To this end, the Ukrainian party will use any mechanisms both within the TCG and within the Normandy format, which will save the lives of Ukrainian servicemen and civilians. We remain fully committed to the peace process and the implementation of the agreements reached," Head of the Ukrainian delegation to the TCG Leonid Kravchuk emphasized.