Ukraine cannot conduct a direct dialogue with the militia proclaimed Lugansk and Donetsk national republics, said Deputy head of the presidential administration of Ukraine Konstantin Eliseev.
"at present there (in the Donbas) are the militants (in Kiev called militias), which, you know, we cannot conduct a direct dialogue and are engaged in a direct dialogue" ? Elisha said, reports RIA " Novosti ". We emphasize that direct dialogue between Kiev and proclaimed republics of the Donbas envisaged by the Minsk agreements.
The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has declared on numerous occasions about the importance of direct contacts between Kiev and the militia. According to his statement, " the direct dialogue ? the main condition for any compromise." Putin Also noted that "slippage" in the implementation of the Minsk agreements is precisely because of the reluctance of Kiev to hold direct dialogue with the Donbas. On the first day of the week in the morning, the press officer of the headquarters special operations security forces Anatoly Stelmach said that the Ukrainian military has begun the removal of equipment a caliber of less than 100 millimeters in the Donbass. According to the official envoy of the General staff of the military might of Ukraine Vladislav Seleznev, the Ukrainian military will complete the withdrawal of weapons of a calibre of up to 100 millimetres in the Luhansk region on October 18 in Donetsk ? until November 12. On the same day the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. V. Lavrov said that the summit "channel four" eliminated misunderstandings on the issue of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine. Similarly on Monday, the speaker of the OSCE parliamentary Assembly Ilkka Kanerva said that the dialogues "channel four" gives hope for the implementation of the Minsk agreements and the resolution of the fall in Ukraine. At a meeting of leaders " channel four ", for example, confirmed the agreement on the withdrawal of the conflict parties weapons with a caliber of not more than 100 millimetres. On the first day weekend in Lugansk people's Republic took in the rear with the separation line 50 tanks under the supervision of authorized OSCE mission. The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko reported that the withdrawal of light weapons in the Donbass will take 41 days. In DND stated that the withdrawal of weapons in Accordance with the signed on the day the contract will begin in DND after October 18, subject to the truce.