Commander-in-chief of allied forces in the European Union, General Philip Breedlove said that he could not assure the removal of weapons in the Donbass from the contact line.
on Sunday it was announced that under the control of the OSCE observers was the fourth stage of the withdrawal of the Ukrainian security forces weapons from the separation line in the Donbass. According to the latest Minsk agreement, the parties to the conflict in Ukraine since the end of February began the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the creation of a security zone in the Donbass.
"currently, We cannot assure the withdrawal of troops. We observed heavy equipment that moves on both sides of the line of contact. But We don't know what happens with artillery on the Eastern direction of this line, because the OSCE observers do not allow to get there. For this reason, We observe that they are moving, But We don't know they're coming back, or just change position, ready for the new collision, " said Breedlove in the conversation.
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.