Illustrative photo: Facebook the press center of staff ATO
Despite the announced “spring truce”, the security situation in the combat zone in the Donbass remains alarming, a stable peace there. About it the press Secretary of the Ukrainian representative in the contact group Leonid Kuchma Darka olifer said in his Facebook, telling about the results of today’s meeting in Minsk.
According to her, as during the previous “Christmas truce”, at first there was a decrease in the number of violations of silence regime; according to the UN, in January-February of 2018 in the Donbass not fixed any civilian deaths.
“However, sustainable peace is not secured. So, from 5 to 12 March 2018 from Russia/NVF recorded 29 attacks, of which 28 were aimed. Nine times it was used weapons banned by the Minsk agreements, in particular the 80-mm and 120-mm mortars”, – was written by olifer.
The press Secretary of Leonid Kuchma stressed that “comprehensive peace” in the Donbass, the Russian Federation should affect fighters and to stop supplying equipment, weapons, fuel, and mercenaries, to ensure unhindered access to the members of the OSCE SMM to all areas ARDLE, including border areas, to withdraw from the Donbas illegal armed groups, weapons, equipment.
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You should also comply fully with the Memorandum of 19 September 2014, which determined the line of demarcation, including, in particular, the Ukrainian control over debaltseve, said olifer.
“Work continues on the release of the hostages. When you do this, insist at all stages of freeing people from the relevant international organizations should closely monitor all that is happening – first of all, this assumes unhindered access to illegally held persons”, – she added.
In addition, “it is necessary to unblock the implementation of important humanitarian initiatives of establishing a tripartite mechanism for missing persons, with the participation of Ukraine, Russia and the red cross,” said olifer.
11 Mar 2018, the EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini said that the OSCE SMM needs to have full access to the entire territory of Ukraine, including along the Ukrainian-Russian border.
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