Donetsk, Oct 5 – DAN.  A wildfire has ignited at Ukrainian positions outside Shumy, and winds are stroking it westward, said DPR People's Militia deputy chief-of-staff Eduard Basurin.

"A dry grass fire was reported at the 35th brigade zone of responsibility, next to the positions of the 503rd marine battalion located outside Shumy, the fire is being driven westward."

He said the Ukrainian side was informed of the fire to prevent possible blaming the DPR People's Militia for shelling.

Kiev derailed a scheduled joint inspection in Shumy on September 10, as it was aimed at clarifying the situation with engineer works of the Ukrainian army. Donetsk has repeatedly pointed out the fact that the adversary installed and advanced its fortifications towards the Seversky Donetsk – Donbass water duct arch to secure positions under it.

The Additional Measures to Strengthen the Ceasefire were signed at the Contact Group meeting on July 22 to reinforce and control the indefinite ceasefire in effect since July 21, 2019, the latest in the series of more than 20 reconfirmation and announcements of the “silence regime”. The package came into effect on July 27. *ot