Trilateral contact group agrees on security guarantees for elimination of fires in Luhansk region

Source : 112 Ukraine

Safety guarantees established for civilian flights near contact line
19:30, 8 July 2020

State Emergency Service of Ukraine

At a meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group on the appeal of the Ukrainian side, security guarantees were immediately established to eliminate fires. Thus, it will be possible to attract civilian aircraft near the demarcation line to extinguish fires in Luhansk region. Deputy Head of the Ukrainian delegation to the contact group Oleksiy Reznikov stated this, according to Interfax-Ukraine.

"This appeal of a humanitarian nature was fully supported by the Trilateral Contact Group coordinator - the OSCE representative - and the meeting participants agreed on it later. Written confirmation of guarantees is expected in the near future," Reznikov said.

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Ukrainian side called on the Trilateral Contact Group participants to establish a complete and comprehensive "silence regime" in the Donbas in connection with fires in the Luhansk region.

As we reported before, law enforcers are checking another version of the occurrence of fires in the Luhansk region - the hit of a shell from an uncontrolled territory.

Earlier, a large forest fire in the Luhansk region broke out on July 7. Later, the fire spread to residential buildings, the population was evacuated.

“Due to the fitful wind in the afternoon, a few fireplaces of the forest fires (crown) occurred and they spread over the forest to the residential sector of Vovche and Smolyanynovo villages, Novoaidar area. The evacuation of the citizens of these villages is underway,” the message said.

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