The AFU keep reinforcing their fortifications near ​​the village of Shumy.  DPR People's Council Chairman Vladimir Bidyovka commented on the situation.
“The construction of illegal fortifications by the Ukrainian armed formations near ​the locality of Shumy manifests a blatant violation of the agreements reached earlier in Minsk. Taking advantage of the ceasefire, the AFU are attempting to reinforce their positions and carrying out engineering activities while ignoring even the OSCE monitors. This can indicate nothing but the fact that Ukraine is not considering the option of settling the conflict peacefully, but continues to implement the forceful scenario. Such a stance of Kiev is absolutely unacceptable. We urge the Ukrainian authorities to immediately stop sabotaging the agreement on additional measures to control and enhance the current indefinite ceasefire. It is quite obvious that the tendencies that the Ukrainian side is demonstrating today are futile and definitely do not lead to peace,” Vladimir Bidyovka said.