Kiev did not agree to Russia's proposal to include in the trilateral contact group on settling the situation in Donbas authorized self-proclaimed Donetsk And Lugansk national republics, said the Ambassador for special assignments of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba on Thursday.
yesterday in Paris was soveshenee in the "Normandy format" (Russia, Ukraine, France And Germany) at the level of policydirector.
According to coleby, at the meeting of Kyiv has rejected a number of proposals of the Russian Federation." For Russian citizens the meeting was not a cakewalk, because the key point they received a diplomatic-iron " No." No attempts to expand the discussion regarding the expansion of the trilateral contact group due to the inclusion of the authorized DND AND LNR ", - He wrote on his page on Facebook on Thursday.
Kiev also expressed protest at the deteriorating security situation in the Donbass, added the Ambassador.
"And most importantly" No "was said attempts to block the local elections in certain districts of Donetsk And Lugansk regions under the supervision of the Office for democratic institutions And human rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE," wrote Kuleba. He believes that the presence of ODIHR in election process must be ensured, because it is " the key to unleashing the Minsk site.
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 were about 6, 5 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 ".
June 3 in the area of Marinci has been a serious battle, the victims of which, according to the UN, became 34. The military has accused the militia in the attack, the same called statements of Kiev speculation. Authorized self-proclaimed republics said that the Ukrainian Military continues to pull to the contact line of heavy equipment And jet systems of volley fire, and the intensity of the attacks increased. The authorities DND AND LNR pushing that War had brought heavy weapons to a safe distance, regulated by the Minsk agreements. Read