At the last moment, the Ukrainian side put forward new impracticable demands on the inspection, the press service of the DPR Representative Office to the JCCC and negotiation process reports.

“The Chief of the Ukrainian Office to the JCCC demanded that Chief of the DPR Representative Office to the JCCC Ruslan Yakubov must have a negative PCR test for COVID-19, Russian or Ukrainian passport, as well as no mention of the abbreviation “DPR” on the outfit and identification documents.

That is, according to the Ukrainian side, having a DPR passport, the document of the Chief of the DPR Representative Office to the JCCC, as well as arm patches with the DPR flag are the factors that hinder the inspection.

Besides, the Ukrainian side has not confirmed its consent to the inspection of the main location obligatory for joint monitoring where the AFU were seen building fortifications, digging trenches and doing other works.” the statement reads

The DPR Representative Office to the JCCC notes that the Ukrainian side has once again found an excuse not to implement the agreements reached, demonstrating its inability and unwillingness to follow the letter of the Minsk accords.

As previously reported, yesterday, on September 9, during the extraordinary meeting of the Contact Group, the parties agreed to jointly inspect the contact line in the area of Shumy.