Special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE in the East of Ukraine said that "third parties" are trying to limit the work of observers in the conflict, according to a report.
"SMM is kept from performing their Supervisory functions restrictions on third parties and security measures, including lack of information about the location of mines," according to the mission report on the situation on the evening of April 17.
What side interfere with the observers to perform their duties, the organization does not specify.
the report notes that on April 16 Ukrainian Soldiers obstructed the entry of observers in Kiev-controlled town of Crimean (43 kilometers North-West of Lugansk). The OSCE stressed that the Soldiers "told that you must" advance notice ".
in addition, SMM for covered in the report period observed "the movement or the location of the "heavy weapons" in the districts that don't match the lines of way ". So, to the extent controlled by the self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic, observers saw one tank T-72, in areas controlled by the government or six tanks T-64.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand people. The problem of settlement of the Ukrainian fall under negotiation in different formats, for example, at the meetings of the contact group in Minsk with the mediation of Russia and the OSCE.
The next meeting of the contact group on February 12 ended with the adoption of a package of measures on execution of the Minsk agreements, involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbas with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone. Soon after informing truce in the Donbass resumed shooting, the parties blame each other in violation of the "silence" and report that conduct only return fire.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February came amid a sharp escalation of the situation in the Donbass, provoked by the Ukrainian security forces, which increased the forces began to storm the position of the militia. Following the meeting, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany adopted a set of measures involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbas with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone.