The so-called “school truce” was only a pause in the fighting, not its termination on Donbass.
This was stated by first Deputy Chairman of the Special OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine Alexander hug.
According to him, on Friday, August 25, and Saturday, the number of attacks has decreased by half. It was the first day since the resumption of commitments on the ceasefire. And 27 August resumed a violation of the “silence”.
The resumption of obligations on observance of the cease-fire was an encouraging political sign, made by all signatories of the Minsk agreements. However, it requires more than words, action is needed. Button was pressed “pause” not “stop”, – said Alexander hug.
Occurs and the withdrawal of forces and heavy weapons. In particular, the distance between the forces in Stanitsa Luganskaya is just 200 metres away.
“This week the SMM, the OSCE found heavy weapons, posted in violation of the agreed withdrawal lines, – 47 times in 65 times controlled and in the uncontrolled territories of Kiev”, – he said.
Also, according to hug, the OSCE observers are not able to move freely through mining territory.