Angelina Timofeeva. The agreement on withdrawal of heavy military equipment and artillery of a caliber of less than 100 millimeters in the East of Ukraine is an important step for the preservation of the ceasefire, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Wednesday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in new York.
"This is good news from Minsk. The removal of the weapons by which finally managed to come to a common opinion today Is an important step for the preservation of the ceasefire regime in Eastern Ukraine, I very much welcome it ", - said the head of the Ministry, quoted by the German foreign office.
The agreement on the withdrawal of tanks and artillery with a caliber not exceeding 100 millimetres, and mortars of a calibre of 120 millimetres in the East of Ukraine was reached at a meeting of the safety subgroup of the contact group in Minsk, said Authorized the OSCE on Tuesday.
"for months, and among them at the last meeting of Ministers of foreign Affairs" channel format ", we worked on the development of in this issue ", - said Steinmeier.
He tried to convince the participants of the conflict to withdraw all heavy weapons from the separation line in the Donbass, "respect and enhance" the role of the OSCE in the settlement process." Numerous other clauses of the Minsk agreement are also in need of implementation ", - said Steinmeier.
"The summit on the last working day of the week in Paris Is rarely lipadusa the opportunity essentially to move in the matter. I assume that Kiev and Moscow are ready to work on this, " said Steinmeier.
2 October in Paris will host a meeting of leaders of Russia, France, Germany and Ukraine will discuss the implementation of the settlement in the East of the Republic.