Kyiv is attempting to block the Normandy Four Summit

Summary

Representatives of the DPR and LPR are convinced, in fact, that Kyiv is blocking the summit of the Normandy Four. The Ukrainian side has already thwarted three attempts to disengage.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the Kyiv government sabotaging peace in the Donbas region. See previous cases about the Minsk agreements and the war in Ukraine.

As stated by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Vadim Pristayko, only after 7 days of peace in the territory can the withdrawal of forces and assets in Zolote and Petrivske begin. According to the daily report by the OSCE's Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM OSCE) on the 14th October, fewer ceasefire violations in both Donetsk and Luhansk regions were recorded, but these violations were fixed from both sides. The situation is the same with the withdrawal of forces. The SMM OSCE saw weapons in violation of withdrawal lines on both sides of the contact line.

According to the latest daily reports by SMM OSCE, there were no cases of shelling of the civilian population from government-controlled territories. Instead, according to the press service of the Joint Forces Operation, separatists again fired at the site of the disengagement of forces and assets in Zolote.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 168
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: Hybrid war, War in Ukraine, Donbas
  • Outlet: Itogi nedeli @ 5 kanal (18:12 - 18:19)
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