The crisis in Ukraine has demonstrated the need to strengthen the OSCE's role in maintaining security on the European continent, said Tuesday in Minsk, the head of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
"The Ukrainian Crisis says we need additional arguments to come to a consensus on strengthening the role of our organization (the OSCE)," - said Lukashenko during the meeting with OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier.
"I have no desire to say that the OSCE does not play a role in resolving the conflict in Ukraine. On the contrary, it is the only organization that plays a significant role in resolving the conflict and stop hostilities in Ukraine ", - said the Belarusian leader.
He added that the OSCE is well familiar with the position and role of Belarus in the peace process." more than that, you are the motor in resolving the situation and the involvement of Belarus in this process for some reason", He continued.
Lukashenko said that Minsk would not wish to escalate the conflict in Ukraine. This position, He explained that the Ukrainian conflict is specifically close to the borders of Belarus, and " not far away ".
for its part, the OSCE Secretary General called the important role of Belarus in the peaceful resolution of the Ukrainian conflict. He also clarified the importance of his visit to Minsk from the perspective of meeting the commissioners of the contact group on the settlement of the fall in the Donbass, the dialogue which is scheduled for Tuesday in the Belarusian capital.
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.
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