Russia regrets that the special monitoring mission of the OSCE in Ukraine, pointing to the lack of some instructions, does not seek to fulfill its mandated functions.
"It is regrettable that the special monitoring mission of the OSCE in Ukraine, pointing to the lack of some instructions, does not show enough commitment to the fulfillment of its functions and avoids the monitoring of the implementation by the parties of a conflict of obligations for the removal of heavy weapons ", - reported in the report on the Internet office of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. However, it stressed that " the plan of withdrawal of heavy weapons was agreed upon in the framework SCCC known and mission of the OSCE." Expect special monitoring mission of the OSCE without delay will start performing its functions of monitoring and verification of the withdrawal of heavy weapons by all sides of the conflict, " the Ministry added. First Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia S. Lavrov Century, said that Moscow appeals to the OSCE calling urgently to entrust his mission to monitor the withdrawal of military conflict in the Donbass. Remember, on Tuesday, simcommander headquarters of the militia of the Donetsk national Republic Eduard Baturin said that the militia began the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the contact line in 09. 00 GMT. Plenipotentiary representative of the Luhansk national Republic Vladislav Deinega, for his part, said that LNR ready from February 24 to accelerate the withdrawal of heavy weapons, but will take into account the actions of Ukraine. First of Bacurin stated that the withdrawal of heavy weapons in the Donbass will last two weeks. It provides a package of measures to implement the Minsk agreement, agreed in talks in Minsk on 12 February.