President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine says the latest ceasefire agreement for Donbas has been effective for almost two months already.
The comment came during a telephone conversation with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on September 22, the President's Office reports.
Zelensky spoke about the security situation in Donbas.
The Ukrainian leader recalled that during the meeting of the advisors to the Normandy Four (Ukraine, Germany, France, and Russia) leaders, the need was confirmed for the warring parties to observe sustainable ceasefire, which had been in effect for almost two months.
"Throughout this time, as a result of provocation, Ukraine lost a soldier, but on other days there were practically no combat casualties," the President's Office noted.
In turn, Aliyev declared Azerbaijan's support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and stressed that Azerbaijan treats Ukraine as a close strategic partner.
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On July 22, the participants in the Trilateral Contact Group (Ukraine, Russia, and OSCE) for Donbas settlement agreed on a full and comprehensive ceasefire along the contact line from July 27.
On September 5, the leader of Russia's "DPR" proxy forces Denis Pushilin ordered to open fire on Ukrainian positions outside the village of Shumy on September 7 over what he claimed was the violation by Ukrainian troops of restrictions on engineering works.
On September 6, the enemy violated the Donbas ceasefire by shelling Ukrainian positions. A Ukrainian soldier was killed and another was wounded in the attacks.