Vice-President of the United States Joe Biden and leader of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko believes that militias in the Donbass obliged to grant OSCE access to all territories, informs the White house.
Biden and Poroshenko discussed on Thursday by phone the issues of conflict resolution in the Donbas and the situation in the economy in the area.
"The leaders discussed implementation of the Minsk agreements and agreed that the Russian Federation and the separatists must immediately fulfill the promise of President (Vladimir) Putin on 2 October at the meeting of the leaders of the "Normandy format" in Paris, to provide the OSCE full access to all areas of Donbass ", - reported in the report of the White house.
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 takes place in 2 stages (first, Lugansk, then Donetsk region). Moscow has stated many times that not privy to the events in the South-East of Ukraine, does not supply the militia military equipment and ammunition, not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.
Moscow has stated many times that not privy to the events in the South-East of Ukraine, does not supply the militia military equipment and ammunition, not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.