The organization for security and cooperation in the European Union (OSCE) sees its main task is to Express support for the functioning of the working subgroups of the trilateral contact group on settling the situation in Ukraine, said on Thursday Russia's permanent Representative to the OSCE Andrey Kelin.
The next meeting in Minsk has ended on Wednesday, may 6, on an optimistic note: the parties were able to form four sub-working groups, to come to a common opinion about the following meetings and even specific issues. In the final statements, the participants refrained from mutual opponents, but merely expressed the hope that "making peace" in the Donbass.
According to k?lin, Held on Wednesday in Minsk meeting are assessed in the OSCE As a " very important ".
"All fixed great importance that It has for the beginning of the peace process in Ukraine. It's not as long as a fracture, but anyway a good start because there is an agreement on the agenda for each of the 4 groups and the approximate dates of collection, and that the participants are required to do by this date, " said Kelin correspondents following the discussion in the Permanent Council of the OSCE.
for example, in the working subgroup on safety in the majority agreed, although until not accepted, the plan for the demilitarization of Shirokino and withdrawal of weapons with a calibre of not more than 100 millimetres from the line of contact, said Kelin.
"The agreement in principle is, we need to work on the details," he said.
Russia's permanent representative to the OSCE added that the priority of the working subgroup on political issues will be the Organization of local elections in Eastern Ukraine in coordination with the leadership of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk national republics.
Economic subgroup in the 1st turn will restore the banking system and the organization of social benefits for the population and in the subgroup on humanitarian issues first on the agenda are the issues of illegal prisoners and missing persons, as well as the characteristics of humanitarian assistance to the population which received the damage areas.
Kelin added that All working groups are required to meet prior to may 25, and by this time to prepare some solutions.
"As shown by the meeting, see Everything, because This is a very serious progress," he said.
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 the full text of the Minsk agreements "