OSCE observers in Ukraine told that we are confronted with several cases of restrictions on their movement from the Ukrainian military power, but also one such fact from militias LNR.
As first reported by the Deputy head of the Special monitoring mission (SMM) OSCE Alexander Hg, mission insists on full and unimpeded access anywhere in vicinity of the contact line. He made a promise to periodically publish data about the restrictions on freedom of movement of authorized mission from Both government forces and militias.
"in the government-controlled Grodovka commander of the Ukrainian military power has not given an hmm to monitor the movement of heavy weapons next to this item," - said in a published report SMM data on Friday evening. It is noted that in controlled by the security forces Volnovaha commander asked in a persistent form on patrol SMM to report the names and citizenship." Authorized hmm repeatedly requested permission to pass through the checkpoint, but the commander said that it is still awaiting approval from the brigade commander", the report says.
Observers do not miss to re-monitoring in places of storage of heavy weapons Ukrainian military power in the Northern part of Donetsk region. Employees of the OSCE were stopped at the checkpoint at 20 kilometres North-West of the crossroads in Artemivsk and Soledar. In Berdyansk on the outskirts of the command post military volunteer battalion "Donbass" fired a warning shot over the car Observers, the report says. Later they were skipped.
according to the information SMM OSCE in the settlement Parkhomenko 29 km East from Lugansk border guards self-proclaimed Lugansk people's Republic wanted to get from Observers special permission to visit the " border zone ", which they defined As a 15-kilometer zone along the border.
All of these cases, Observers have identified As the limits of their freedom of movement, which did not allow to monitor the ceasefire and to test the fact of the withdrawal of heavy weapons in Accordance with Minsk agreements.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat in the region. According to the summary data of the United Nations, victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand people. The resolution of the Ukrainian fall under negotiation in different formats, for example, during meetings of the contact group in Minsk with the mediation of the Russian Federation and the OSCE. The next meeting of the contact group on 12 February ended with the adoption of a package of measures on execution of the Minsk agreements, involving, for example, a cease-fire in the Donbass with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of a security zone.