The head of the special OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine Ertugrul Apakan tried to convince all parties of the Ukrainian conflict not to violate the ceasefire during the upcoming celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of victory in the great Patriotic war.
Apakan tried to persuade the parties to the conflict to mark the celebration of the events of 70 years ago by stepping up efforts to support sustainable ceasefire, not only in the festive period, but in the future, reported in a statement released on the Last working day of the week press release of the OSCE.
"I call on all parties to exercise restraint, to maintain full and comprehensive ceasefire and to ensure that peace will prevail and the following weekend, and later," said Apakan.
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 settlement of the situation in the Donbas is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate conflict
The last document is dated 12 February - in addition to the ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weapons and creating a security zone, obliges the Authorities of Ukraine to engage in direct dialogue with the authorized DND and LNR, for example, on the issue of conduct in local elections, entering into the Constitution of Ukraine of change, involving the decentralization of Power, as well as on the issue of legislative recognition of special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".
the results of the last meeting of the contact group 6 may present turned out to form four working sub-groups on specific aspects of de-escalation of the conflict. It is envisaged that they will start operating already in the middle of may.