According to the General Staff, the media misinterpreted the statement of the Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Main Command Center, Major General Oleksandr Rozmaznin, Censor.NET reports citing the ministry's press service.
"During Freedom of Speech talk show on ICTV channel the Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Main Command Center, Major General Oleksandr Rozmaznin announced a possibility of joint patrol in the village of Shyrokyne in the Donetsk region by the Ukrainian police units and the military units of certain areas of the Donetsk region. We officially declare the interpretation of the message by some domestic and foreign media is wrong and misleading," the statement reads.
As reported, Major General Rozmaznin mentioned only one of the proposals voiced by other members of the negotiation process within the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine. Moreover, the Ukrainian side did not accept the proposal.
"Ukraine backs the initiative of arrangement of an OSCE permanent observation post in Shyrokyne. Pursuant to the peace initiatives of the President of Ukraine, creation of a 30-km demilitarized zone to the east of Mariupol, as well as signing of all necessary documents should to be completed before August 3, 2015," the message reads.