According to Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Grigory Karasin, the Treaty establishing the Donbass buffer zone could be signed on Tuesday, but Kiev has asked for the postponement.
the Treaty that could be signed on Tuesday, the Contact group on settling the situation in Eastern Ukraine, envisages the development of a 30-kilometer buffer zone along the separation line in the Donbass, With the withdrawal of tanks and mortars.
The contact group was ready to sign the document on Tuesday, but "at the last moment, the Plenipotentiaries of Ukraine took a timeout in order to coordinate it," reports the words of the Deputy head the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Grigory Karasin RIA " Novosti ". In a contact group to sign the contract includes, According to policy, " Authorized Donetsk, Lugansk, Authorized the OSCE, the Russian Federation." On Wednesday, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said he ordered the representatives of Kiev in the tripartite contact group immediately sign the agreement on creation of the buffer zone. Since mid-April last year, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. With fifteen February, the parties to the conflict in the Donbass declared a truce in Minsk after almost 16 hours of negotiations. However, despite the control system of the ceasefire, for the last time period shelling in Eastern Ukraine again became frequent. The previous meeting of the contact group on Ukraine took place on 23 June in Minsk.