Olga Denisova. The OSCE notes that both sides of the conflict in Ukraine began to implement the Minsk agreements two days ago, said the head of the Special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE in Ukraine Ambassador ertu?rul Apakan at the meeting of the UN security Council resolution on Ukraine.
"for the last 2 days we have also seen signs that both parties shall take measures to comply with its obligations under the Minsk package of measures," said Apakan at the meeting of the security Council of the United Nations video from Kiev.
He said that on Thursday, observers SMM " began to observe the movement of heavy weapons from the contact line in several places ". Apakan welcomed this development. However, according to him, SMM could not determine where it was exported weapons and where they were sent to be stored.
"Today I can announce that in the last days of combat operations has declined significantly throughout the conflict area, although there were clashes in the area of Donetsk airport as well as close from the city of Mariupol," said Apakan.
However, He drew attention to the fact that this is only the beginning of the process and on behalf of the OSCE tried to persuade the parties to take additional measures."
on the last working day of the week the UN Security Council holds a special meeting on Ukraine. With the briefing of members of the Board except Apakan were made by the special representative of the OSCE Chairperson of the contact group in Ukraine Ambassador Heidi Tagliavini. Further, the security Council members continued meeting in a closed format.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February, took place against a background of a sharp aggravation of the situation in the Donbass, instigated by the Ukrainian law enforcers who, having increased strength, began to storm the position of the militia. According to the results of the meeting of the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany adopted a package of measures involving, for example, a cease-fire in the Donbass With fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of a Security zone.
Paremia in Donbass