“The aircraft crash zone has 40 kilometers in diameter and 20 kilometers in radius. Our military have already approached the borders of this zone but if explosions are heard in this zone, this is definitely not the work of the Ukrainian military,” spokesman for the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Information Analytical Center Andriy Lysenko said at a briefing in Kyiv on July 28.
A moratorium on hostilities has been announced in the air crash zone, he recalled. “The Ukrainian military are complying 100 percent. Terrorists, being aware of it, are staging provocative explosions there and shell this territory. We hereby officially declare that the Ukrainian military do not conduct hostilities in this territory,” the NSDC official said.
Lysenko also said that “the Ukrainian military are carrying out neither artillery, nor air strikes against the populated areas.”