The OSCE mission to persuade the parties to the conflict in Ukraine to withdraw heavy weapons from the contact line in Donbass, said at a press conference on Thursday, the press Secretary of the mission Michael Bociurkiw.
on Wednesday, the Ukrainian law enforcers told that the militia advancing on their positions near Marinka and Krasnogorovka near Donetsk, Military repel the attacks. The General staff of Ukraine recognized that the Military's heavy equipment, which had previously been allotted to the rear according to the Minsk agreements. In the General staff stressed that they have put into the popularity of the OSCE observers.
The self-proclaimed authorities of the DNI called the message Kyiv as if the offensive militias speculation. The head of the Ministry of defence DND Vladimir Kononov said that the Ukrainian Military on Wednesday began shelling across the front line, three militia members were killed. Also lost the lives of several civilians, injured dozens. DNR believes the actions of security forces to disrupt the Minsk agreements.
"according to our observations the use of heavy weaponry began on the evening of 2 June and lasted until yesterday (Wednesday), we have recorded hundreds of shots. Currently the situation around Marinka remains quite calm. We urge all parties to maintain this regime and allocation of heavy weapons, " said Bociurkiw
according to his statement, in General in the previous week, the OSCE Mission observed the fighting around the Donetsk airport." according to our information, the fighting continues in the area of Shyrokyne, which is located 20 kilometers from the strategic city of Mariupol. Special monitoring Mission confirms the shelling of Gorlovka, Debaltsevo and Lugansk ", - said Bociurkiw.
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, 4 thousand people.
The settlement of the situation in the Donbass 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 the 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 sub-working groups on specific aspects of de-escalation of the conflict.