Zelensky reported "sporadic gunfire" in the Donbass
The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky said that in the Donbass, despite the declared truce, are "single shots", the Ukrainian military will respond to the firing.
On Monday in Donbass came into effect extra measures to ensure ceasefire. The commander of the joint forces of Ukraine Vladimir Kravchenko said that the opponents violated the ceasefire in the region on the first day of entry into force topmar its enforcement. Representation of the self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic in the Joint center for control and coordination of ceasefire (SCCC) has named these statements provocation.
"Can we say that we have agreed on a cease-fire? Yes. Can we say that there is not one single shot? No. They are. Because it's 400-something kilometers of the contact line. To control everything is very difficult," said Zelensky Wednesday in the course of communication with journalists, which was broadcast on his page in Facebook.
He added that security forces would respond if "will be some kind of a serious thing, attack, serious shots, which leave the framework of what is agreed".
According to him, Ukraine will do everything in order to "preserve the truce" in the Donbass. The President noted that Kiev fulfils its commitments regarding the truce.
The Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict were about 13 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, including during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which from September 2014 adopted three documents regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict continue shooting.