Donetsk, Aug 19 – DAN. The Additional Measures to Control the Ceasefire are yielding positive results, the DPR Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova said.

The Additional Measures were adopted by the Contact Group on July 22 to achieve a durable silence regime until the complete settlement of the conflict. The ceasefire has been officially in place since July 21, 2019 following more than 20 attempts to end the civil war. Despite the efforts shelling resumed killing more than 5,000 people over six years.

"Obviously, the signed and implemented additional measures yield positive results. The rare violations of certain articles are dealt with within the coordination mechanism with assistance of JCCC and OSCE SMM," Nikonorova said.

She voiced hope for Ukraine "to reveal more will to make ceasefire and Additional Measures violations stop and long-awaited peace returns to Donbass".

In the past 24 hours Kiev forces violated ceasefire twice. *ot