According to Sajdik, the security subgroup at today’s meeting noted the decrease in the number of shellings due to a “harvest ceasefire” declared June 21. At the same time, he added that the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission continued to record ceasefire violations mainly in the so-called hotspots outside the settlements of Popasna, Pervomaisk, Mariupol, Svitlodarsk, and in the Avdiyivka-Yasynuvata-Donetsk Airport triangle.
Participants of the working group also returned to the issue of protecting vital infrastructure, according to Sajdik.
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There was also a discussion about the separation of forces and weapons in the area Stanytsia Luhanska. In this regard, Martin Sajdik expressed hope for a positive decision on the eve of the conference talks between Normandy Four leaders July 24.