The Secretary-General of the United Nations, ban Ki-moon at a meeting With Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin expressed hope that the established ceasefire in the East of the country will follow the political and humanitarian steps in Accordance With the Minsk agreements.
According to a statement released by the press service of the UN, the meeting focused on "diplomatic and political developments associated With the implementation of the Minsk agreements" and the situation in the East of Ukraine.
"the Secretary General welcomed the meeting of leaders in Paris in the Normandy format on 2 October and expressed hope that the ongoing ceasefire and the recent withdrawal of the sides of the arms will soon follow progress on outstanding political and humanitarian issues, and security issues in Accordance With the Minsk agreements ", - said the press service of the UN meeting Secretary-General and the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
Also at the meeting, ban Ki-moon and Pavlo Klimkin discussed the need " to provide unimpeded access of the necessary humanitarian assistance and freedom of movement in Eastern Ukraine, as well as the work of the mission of the United Nations human rights monitoring in Ukraine ".
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. The document adopted in Minsk on 12 February, in addition to the ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weapons and creating a security zone obliges the Ukrainian Authorities to engage in direct dialogue With the authorized DND and LNR, for example, on the issue of holding local elections, entering into the Constitution of Ukraine of change, involving the decentralization of Power, as well as on the issue of legislative recognition of special status " of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".