Authorized OSCE for one year of monitoring at checkpoints "Donetsk" and "Gukovo" not seen the Russian-Ukrainian border was crossed by military equipment, said the head of the OSCE observation mission Paul Picard.
"We did not see any military vehicles passing through the checkpoint "Donetsk" and "Gukovo" checkpoint, – said Picard at a press conference. According to his statement, Since September the border to either side of the cross " citizens who are dressed in military samples." Picard said, that these people call themselves " volunteers ", RIA " Novosti ".
"From September 1 to August 4, We beheld 21 309 thousand people crossing the border, it's entry and exit. 63 a day, 441 per week. 94% pass through the checkpoint " Donetsk ". This thread is still ongoing, but it has become much less " – declared the Commissioner of the OSCE. In mid-June, the OSCE permanent Council extended the observation mission of the OSCE border checkpoints "Gukovo" and "Donetsk" for 3 months – until September 30, 2015. Finally, the placement of such a mission From the outset was adopted on 24 July 2014. The mandate was also calculated for 3 months and continuously extended. Each time the consideration of the extension of the mission a number of Western countries have taken the initiative on the deployment of observers at other checkpoints on the Russian side of the border. In November 2014, Andrey Kelin, holding then a post of Russia's Ambassador to the OSCE, said that Moscow does not want to distribute the work of the OSCE observers, who are now placed at border checkpoints "Donetsk" and "Gukovo" on the other CAT and the border. Moscow has stated many times that it is not involved in the events in southeastern Ukraine, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis. In the capital of Russia emphasize that all the charges against her are unproven. Since mid-April last year, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. With fifteen February, the parties to the conflict in the Donbass declared a truce in Minsk after almost 16 hours of negotiations. However, despite the control system of the ceasefire, for the last time period shelling in Eastern Ukraine again became frequent.