Another round of talks of the contact group on Ukraine took place on Tuesday in Minsk. The main outcome was an agreement to intensify the work of the subgroup on political issues, as well as progress in restoring infrastructure, payments of pensions and exchange of prisoners of war.
This meeting was the last on which the OSCE was represented by Swiss diplomat Heidi Tagliavini. According to the results of negotiations, It announced the completion of its mandate and submitted a new mediator Martin Sajdik.
Plenipotentiary representative of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic in the negotiations of the contact group Denis Pushilin said again not high enough on the dynamics of the peace process. Because of this, according to him, the OSCE has made a proposal to intensify the dialogue in the sub-group on political issues - and She will now meet every week.
in this context, Pushilin said the interest of the OSCE and Russia in addressing these issues." That underlines the importance of addressing the political (issues) for us is a good signal. We observe the interest of Europe in the face of the OSCE and the Russian Federation, to keep the process moving as quickly as possible ", - He said.
According to the envoy, the political issues will give the opportunity to resolve issues and military plan, as well as among them to stop the attacks ".
"anyway, there is one - the desires and actions aimed at ending the simulation, Ukraine, motions to a constructive, consistent actions," He added.
for its part, the Plenipotentiary representative LNR Vladislav Danego said that the political sub-group identified priority issues - modality local elections in the Donbass and the reform of the Constitution of Ukraine, for example, the granting of separate districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions a special status. He said that at the present time in addressing these issues, " it is an imitation (work) from the Ukraine.
"Until now, there are no bids nor on the issue of elections, nor on the issue of constitutional reform despite the Fact that Parliament is already considering taking any decisions that are never discussed, never been discussed. Then there is this process of self-regulation, which is beyond the powers of the Minsk process, for the powers of a package of measures, " said Danego.
Former OSCE representative Tagliavini called these questions "difficult" and said that certain results in this direction as long as it is impossible to say.
Tagliavini also stated that the economic subgroup, which for the first time held full conversations with may, Tuesday discussed the projects on restoration of infrastructure and payment of pensions.
"There are very real projects that have the opportunity to be realized in the nearest future ", - said Tagliavini.
Plenipotentiary representative LNR Danego said that the story is about the restoration of water supply infrastructure, for example, in the Luhansk region.
"currently preparing a pilot project on rehabilitation of water supply facilities that provide water to the Lugansk people's Republic and the Northern territory of Lugansk region ", - said the Plenipotentiary.
Speaking about the issue of payments of pensions in the area, He said that " there has been some dialogue, but, unfortunately, the consensus Until reach ".
Summarizing the work of the subgroup on humanitarian issues, Tagliavini said that at a meeting on Tuesday with a speech expressed the authorized international Department of the red cross. In her expressions, as the authoritative ICRC International humanitarian organization can contribute to the solution of the question of exchange of prisoners.
Plenipotentiary representative LNR Danego, on the contrary, expressed disappointment with the progress in negotiations of this subgroup.
"humanitarian problems there is also regression. The Amnesty law, which was provided a document dated 5 September (2014), despite the Fact that he was voted by the Verkhovna Rada, the Verkhovna Rada did not work, the speaker was not signed, the President was not signed, not typed and is not valid today, " He said.
anyway, in the matter of exchange of prisoners, according to his statement, " there is a certain shift is planned in the near future Another exchange ", although if you solve the key problem - the organization of exchange "all for all" - subgroup " goes for example ".
Tagliavini told correspondents that the dialogues Tuesday was the last in the form of the special representative of the head of the OSCE contact group. She handed the mandate of the appointed yesterday to the Austrian diplomat Martin Sajdik.
Sidik said he expected a very large labour's promises to continue the work of its predecessor and to put every effort.
"we will have large and powerful schedule (meetings) in July and August. You will see that We try to get the result for the ordinary people, who are in great need, " said the diplomat.
for its part, the Plenipotentiary representative of the DND Pushilin thanked Tagliavini for her contribution to the solution of the conflict and expressed hope that the new Commissioner from the OSCE " will be objective and rely solely on the arguments."
in addition, Pushilin said that in July will be held two rounds of negotiations of the contact group and its subgroups 7 and July 21.