Discusses the possibility of removal in the area of conflict in Ukraine caliber weapons below 100 mm, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia S. V. Lavrov, situated on a visit in Slovakia.
"Discusses the possibility of the diversion of arms below 100 mm calibre," said he, BelTA news Agency. Remember, contracts signed in Minsk on February 12, required the withdrawal of all heavy weapons by both sides at equal distances in order to create a security zone of a width of at least 50 km between them for artillery systems 100 mm calibre or more security zones with a width of 70 km for MLRS and 140 km for MLRS " Tornado ", " Hurricane ", "Tornado" and tactical missile systems "Point" ( "Point" ).
in addition, Lavrov said that Russia hopes that the law on the special status of Donbass will not provoke a breakdown of the Minsk agreements. The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation acknowledged that violations of the truce in Ukraine marked on both sides. Before the first day of the weekend of Russia in the authorized SCCC Colonel General Alexander training executives said that the shooting in the Donetsk region will stop after uncontrolled by the authorities of the volunteer battalions will leave from the front. Before the first day of the weekend-the self-proclaimed leader of the Donetsk and Lugansk national republics encouraged the Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande to demand from Kiev to abandon ignoring the Minsk agreement and return to the peace process. According to French media, at the Elysee Palace unhappy that the Ukrainian authorities do not comply with their own shoulders obligations under the resolution of the conflict situation in the Eastern part of the country. The sources close to the President of the French Republic Francois Hollande said about the fact that the Ukrainian head Petro Poroshenko was unable to push through Parliament a law that guarantees the holding of local elections in the Eastern regions and the introduction of their special status." Kiev sets of rules that were not envisaged in the Minsk agreements, " writes the French Le Monde. Dissatisfaction with the implementation of Minsk, on the last working day of the week expressed and Germany. The head of the German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier summed up that the process was moving " too fast ". Recall that on 20 March, after talking with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, Steinmeier tried to persuade Kiev to direct dialogue with the Donetsk and Lugansk on the Minsk agreements in their entirety and in a coherent sequence.