The head of the special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE to Ukraine Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan said the increasing level of violence in Donbass From the beginning of November and tried to convince the parties to the conflict not to violate the ceasefire.
in circulation Apakan issued by the press service of the organization on the last working day of the week, it is noted that the SMM monitors From the beginning of November reported increasing levels of violence, especially very close To the destroyed Donetsk airport.
"I am extremely concerned about the use of heavy weapons in the Staromikhaylovk, Krasnogorovka and the Kuibyshev district of Donetsk ", - summarized in the press release words of the head of mission.
He said clear obligations to respect the ceasefire, which took on their own shoulders side at the signing of the Minsk Protocol and Memorandum in September 2014, and equally in the framework of complex of measures on execution of the Minsk agreements in February 2015.
"SMM observed and reported a relative lull that lasted for 2 months, and careful about trying people in the areas to return to normal life in their homes. We call on all parties not to undermine these positive changes, fulfil their commitments and to make efforts to achieve sustainable peace, " said Apakan.
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 military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of Donbas lasts more than a year. On February 12, negotiations were consensus about stop fire, the withdrawal of heavy weapons, the introduction to the Constitution of Ukraine for change about the decentralization of power and consolidation of special status " of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".