Russia has hopes that Kiev will fulfill its commitments under the Minsk agreements and implements them through direct dialogue With the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk national republics, said the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. Lavrov In..
"We wish to still Kiev has fulfilled its obligations and through direct dialogue With Donbas to implement all what he signed in Minsk. This is true for both constitutional reform and a permanent special status of Donbass, This is true for Amnesty, It applies all the same and coordination With the Donbass elections in local authorities in the territories proclaimed republics ", - said Lavrov in the interview to television channel
The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbas region is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which Since September of last year had already taken 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
From 1 September in the Donbass entered into force another truce, both parties and observers state that it is observed. At the end of September was signed the agreement about the withdrawal of weapons with a caliber of not more than 100 millimeters and tanks from the frontline. This process will be gradual. The authorities LNR have started to withdraw arms 3 October, 5 October, the Military also began to take vehicles in the Luhansk region. Power DND told that there are plans to begin withdrawal of heavy weapons in the 2nd part of October.