At the meeting of the working group on the security of the contact group on settling the situation in Ukraine, which will take place in Minsk on Thursday, will discuss 2 of the plans for the withdrawal of forces and weapons in the Donbass, said Last news on Tuesday, the Deputy head of the special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE in Ukraine Alexander Hg.
on Thursday in Minsk is expected to host the first meeting of the 4 sub-working groups of the trilateral contact group. In the working group on the security of the OSCE will be the head of SMM Ertugrul Apakan. Hg stated that He too will participate in the meeting.
according to his statement, one of the plans - for the demilitarization of Shirokino - proposed SMM, the second for discharging the tanks and guns of a caliber of less than 100 millimeters along the line of contact is made the initiative of the joint center for coordination and follow-up (SCCC)." I assume one or both will fall to the negotiating table and may be a solution, " said hug.
according to his statement, the SMM Plan on Shirokino involves the withdrawal of all forces from this habitation, where the parties are in contact too close, which causes the regular escalation of hostilities." in principle, the parties agree, but the question remains about how and when it will be finished. There were two issues: who will keep control of Shyrokyne after forces would be withdrawn, and the question about the fact that the lines of force will be allotted must be defensive positions, " said hug. While SMM proposes not to set anyone's observations of Shyrokyne after the withdrawal of forces, but only to put the servants of police checkpoints on passing close to the village road M14/E52, speaker from Mariupol in the Donetsk region.
The plan Made SCCC, involves the discharge of tanks and guns of a caliber of less than 100 millimeters along the line of contact in Donbas, said the hug. The Minsk agreement involve the diversion of guns calibre of 100 millimetres and above, simultaneously small mobile 82-millimeter mortars are, According to Haug, "a weapon" in the combat area. He was not able to complement what the range is planned to discharge, but stated that 82-millimetre mortars have a range firefights 8 kilometers, for this reason, the distance of the allotment is required to be minimal for the productivity of this measure.
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.
One of the most important points signed in February of the Minsk agreements was the constitutional reform, and the enactment of a permanent law on the special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The agreement notes that decentralization should take place in coordination specifically, the commissioners of these districts, however, the Kiev Authorities are ignoring this provision, arguing about the fact that you are unwilling to have a dialogue with the authorized rebellious territories. Read