Denis Pushilin: Ukrainian party tries in every possible way to evade responsibility for ceasefire violation (video)
Denis Pushilin, the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council, the Permanent Representative of the DPR at the talks of the Contact Group in Minsk, spoke on the mechanisms that contribute to the prevention of ceasefire violations on the Digest programme on the Oplot TV channel.
“The truce agreement which was reached at the talks of the Contact Group in Minsk on June 27 is the 23rd. We have experience of interaction with our opponents from Ukraine, so we naturally insisted on introducing punishment mechanisms for violation of the armistice, mechanisms that would help prevent the resumption of fire.
It should be noted that the Ukrainian party always tries to accuse us of the fact that we are the first to open fire, and they only respond to shelling from our side. Taking this into account, the OSCE SMM suggested additional measures to ensure the effectiveness of the ceasefire. Namely one of the paragraphs says that the order of the ceasefire violation cannot be an excuse. However, the Ukrainian party tried in every possible way to avoid responsibility, there were major discussions in the adoption of this decision on the ceasefire,” the plenipotentiary envoy noted.