Authorized OSCE mission did not want to certify the application militias Donetsk and Lugansk national republics about the complete withdrawal of heavy weapons from the contact line, explaining that did not have access to the full observation of the moving equipment.
Force DND and LNR said on Sunday on the completion of an important stage in the implementation of the peace plan - full allotment of their heavy weapons from the contact line. Authorized the Ministry of defence DND Eduard Baturin said that by March 1, Forces DND was taken to the rear of the six units of SAU "Carnation" And 21 artillery group, bringing an end to the execution phase of the peace plan, which began on 24 February. Prime LNR Gennady Tsepkalo made a Similar message about the complete removal of the weapons, not explaining, But what kind of technique was allocated. According to the commissioners of both republics, the implementation phase of the peace plan was under control of the observers of the OSCE mission. At the same time in the military Ministry DND complained that on its territory for the past day documented 26 shelling from the Ukrainian military, mostly in the district of the Donetsk airport. However, the monitoring mission of the OSCE "Kommersant" not confirmed complete Removal of the arms of the militia." we are not able to follow all the movements of heavy weapons from the beginning to the end. In the cases of the mission staff were not allowed to visit places of concentration, technique and end point for the relocation, " said Commissioner monitoring mission Michael Bociurkiw. According to him, the official position of the OSCE has not changed: observers organizations continue to demand that the Ukrainian security forces and militias have provided data on the number and location of heavy equipment in the area of conflict, information on anticipated routes of diversion of arms and the data points, where they will be stored. As long as, According to Bociurkiw, no one of the parties to such data was not provided, which does not allow the OSCE to fully perform their functions ". In the daily report of the OSCE mission from February 28, reported on withdrawal from the line of contact forces DND 4 columns, LNR - 2 agricultural And authorized mission Alexander Hg said that the Ukrainian army produces the Withdrawal of heavy weapons synchronously with the forces of the republics. According to the last official statement, on the completion of this stage of the implementation of the Minsk agreements to speak while early. Last Friday, Commissioner of the OSCE contact group Heidi Tagliavini, speaking a speech Before members of the UN security Council, warned of " the risk of further escalation of the conflict, despite the positive signals ". The Ukrainian government, for its part, skeptical explained statements authorized republics. As said authorized security forces Andrei Lysenko, real exhaust arms, As if it is not happening. Instead, According to him, the militia are preparing for offensive action in Mariupol, Artemivsk and Lugansk directions. At the same time Baturin said that the Ukrainian Military re already taken place weapons in the immediate rear area. Before this it was stated that Kyiv took only 15% of engineering. According to the Minsk agreement, adopted on 12 February, the parties need to make the Withdrawal of all heavy weapons at equal distances in order to create security zones. The challenge was obliged to begin no later than the second day after the ceasefire and will end in 14 days.