The expanded presence of the OSCE monitoring mission along the line of contact in Donbas is one of the goals of the visit to Donetsk, said at a press conference the Deputy head of the OSCE SMM Alexander Hg.
first Deputy head of SMM OSCE in Ukraine Alexander hug arrived in Donetsk to investigate the current situation in the field and discuss with the authorized self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic the Question of creation of additional patrol bases.
"this visit by 3 goals. The first relates to the geographical expansion of the mission along the line of contact, " said hug.
similarly, in the process of the visit, the Deputy head of SMM OSCE plans to discuss possible assistance that can have a mission for both parties in the restoration of damaged infrastructure, and to pay attention to the condition of the villages located along the line of contact.
in the process of briefing the Hg Also said that the OSCE mission began to assist the parties in the diversion of arms. According to his statement, two weeks later, the weapons must be allotted a minimum of fifteen kilometers. So will be created a security zone width of 30 kilometers.
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.