“We share the assessments made that the“ truce of peace ”, which entered into force on July 21, 2019, contributed to de-escalation in the Donbass. The military tension, indeed, decreased markedly. However, the situation is far from ideal. The shootings did not stop. There are wounded people among civilians, ”TASS quoted him as saying.

According to Lukashevich, the deployment of military equipment in violation of allotment lines, including heavy weapons, is still being recorded in the region.

On July 17, members of the Donbass contact group agreed on a new indefinite truce, which began on the 21st.

Ukrainian political analyst Vadim Karasev, director of the Institute of Global Strategies, in an interview with the NSN, assessed the likelihood of progress in the Minsk process from Kiev.