The Ministers of foreign Affairs of Russia and Germany Sergey Lavrov, Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the last working day of the week in the process of talking on the phone discussed the development of the situation in the South-East of Ukraine in the context of the implementation of the Minsk agreements of February 12, 2015.
Both sides expressed serious concern about the continued violations by the warring parties of the ceasefire, which leads to more and more victims, and among them among the civilian population, destruction of civilian infrastructure and threatens a further escalation of the conflict, is notified on the Internet representation of the Russian diplomat.
Lavrov and Steinmeier called for the early implementation of agreed in the "Normandy format" measures for the demilitarization of Shirokino and the withdrawal of heavy weapons. From the Russian side expressed concern regarding the unconstructive approach of Kiev to the implementation of these measures. The Ministers reiterated the need for unconditional implementation of the whole Complex of the Minsk agreements, including issues such as constitutional reform, the special status of Donbass and the organization of local elections through direct dialogue Kiev From Donetsk and Luhansk. In addition, the parties stressed the importance of continuing the negotiations in the Contact group and its subgroups, as well as active international escort of this process to build strictly in the framework of the "Normandy Quartet" of measures to resolve the conflict situation in the Donbass. On the last working day of the week, the Secretary of Council of national security and defense Council (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov said that Ukraine will impose martial law in case of aggravation of the situation in the Donbass. On Thursday Poroshenko has signed a decree that enacted the decision of the Council " On urgent action to neutralize threats to national security ". January 25, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said About the inclusion in the agenda of the national security Council item regarding the use of international sanctions against Russia and their strengthening and "the key point About emergency measures to counter the "Russian threat" and expressions of support for terrorism in Ukraine ". Moscow has stated many times that had nothing to do with events in the South-East of 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.