The issue of strengthening Kiev's blockade of Donbass will be raised in several subgroups at the meeting in Minsk on 23 June, told reporters the Ambassador to DND in the contact group Denis Putilin.
"The question of the blockade have on the agenda not only of the economic sub-groups, but also other. Kiev is valid despite its obligations. Promised to simplify the procedure of crossing the line of contact, but as long as only complicate things, " - said Pushilin.
From January to the decision of the Ukrainian authorities in the Donbas entered the permit regime. To enter or to leave the self-proclaimed LNR and DND can be only by special passes. Ukrainian border guards say every day about the arrest of machines With products, household cleaning products and medicines on their way to the Donbass.
Seventeenth of June, the security Service of Ukraine has introduced fresh rules for crossing the line of contact in Donbas. According to them, bringing food and medicines to the site of the DPR and LPR is prohibited.
The OSCE observers in their own reports noted that the transport and economic blockade leads to a humanitarian catastrophe in the area, called on Kiev to withdraw it. The lifting of the blockade is one of the mandatory items signed by the contact group on settling the situation in Donbas Complex of measures on 12 February.
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.