OSCE observers found serious weapons, of which there can be, And fresh destruction in the village of Shirokino And the surrounding area. About It the Deputy head of the Special monitoring of the OSCE mission Alexander hug said at a press conference on Thursday.
"I was disappointed to be obliged to note that the ceasefire regime was violated quite a lot of time in Shirokino And the surrounding area in the previous days. We also observed that there (in Shirokino) placed heavy weapons, of which there can be no And used, " said the Hg on the results of his visit to Shirokino.
He noticed that Workers SMM saw not only small arms And machine guns, but anti-tank weapons, tanks, 80-millimeter mortar shells, and the shells of calibre of 120 And 152 mm.
"The last two caliber are not able to be there, according to the Minsk agreements already cost them to take. This applies to both sides, " said hug.
according to his statement, Observers on Thursday conducted foot patrols through Shirokino.
"And We found that in the village even more damage than We saw two weeks ago," He said.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand people. The problem of settlement of the Ukrainian fall under negotiation in different formats, for example, at the meetings of the contact group in Minsk with the mediation of Russia And the OSCE.
The next meeting of the contact group on February 12 ended with the adoption of a package of measures on execution of the Minsk agreements, involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbas with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons And the development of the security zone. Soon after informing truce in the Donbass resumed shooting, the parties blame each other in violation of the "silence" And report that conduct only return fire.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February came amid a sharp escalation of the situation in the Donbass, provoked by the Ukrainian security forces, which increased the forces began to storm the position of the militia. Following the meeting, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France And Germany adopted a set of measures involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbas with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons And the development of the security zone.