The mandate of the special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE in Ukraine has a possibility to be extended for one year, said in a statement released on Twitter German foreign Ministry.
The head of the diplomatic office of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Tuesday participated in the negotiations " channel four ". According to him, the participants of the talks, the Ministers of foreign Affairs of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine agreed that require an extension of the mandate of the SMM for another year.
before another participant in the meeting, the Head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. Lavrov Century also said that the agreement concerns a speedy renewal of the mandate and additional charge of the mission.
The current Mandate of the SMM OSCE expires March 21. Conclusion about extension accepts the Permanent Council of the organization.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February, took place against a background of a sharp aggravation of the situation in the Donbass, instigated by the Ukrainian law enforcers who, having increased strength, began to storm the position of the militia. According to the results of the meeting of the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany adopted a package of measures involving, for example, a cease-fire in the Donbass with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of a security zone.
Declared a ceasefire, according to the statements of the parties to the conflict and observers, observed throughout the contact line, with the exception of Debaltsevo. This city, according to the examination results of the militia, in the so-called boiler was about three thousand Ukrainian security forces in Kiev denied environment. All the last days in the area Debaltsevo, one of the largest transport hubs in the Ukraine, there were clashes security forces and militia. Developments -