Extension of deadline for implementation of the Minsk agreements must resolve the signatories to the proper documentation, said OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier.
"I am not a signatory (Minsk agreements), I think that the parties-signatories have to decide, is it important to observe these deadlines, or they decide for the sake of progress (in the resolution) to be more flexible in this issue," he told reporters.
The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbas region is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which Since September of last year had already taken 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
From 1 September in the Donbass entered into force another truce, both parties and observers state that it is observed. At the end of September was signed the agreement about the withdrawal of weapons with a caliber less than 100 mm and tanks from the frontline. This process will be gradual. The authorities LNR have started to withdraw arms 3 October, 5 October, the Military also began to take vehicles in the Luhansk region. Power DND told that there are plans to begin withdrawal of heavy weapons in the 2nd part of October.
The self-proclaimed authorities of the Luhansk and Donetsk national republics agreed to postpone local elections for the following year. During This period of time Ukraine will be obliged to fulfill all its own shoulders in Minsk obligations, namely: to provide the Donbass special status, to prevent the persecution and reward the participants within DND and LNR, and also vote to clarify the Constitution in a new, coherent With the self-proclaimed republics of edition. First it was planned that the Minsk agreement must be executed before the end of 2016.