Representatives of the OSCE mission in Donbass
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In the course of negotiations in “Norman format”, the Russian side did not support the introduction of a military mission in the Donbass, according to sources RBC. On the eve of the Moscow’s consent on the measure, said the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko
The Russian side did not support the introduction of a military mission in the Donbass, what the results of the meeting “channel four” in Berlin, said the President of Ukraine. About it RBC said a source in the foreign Ministry and a source close to the negotiations.
The meeting of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin with his French counterpart Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko ended in Berlin on Wednesday night. Following the talks, Poroshenko announced the agreement of Moscow to the introduction of armed police mission.
The Russian side this information is not confirmed. According to Putin, the negotiators confirmed the readiness “to extend the OSCE mission in the zone of removal and storage of heavy equipment”.
According to interlocutors RBC, Moscow, Paris and Berlin, the idea of Ukraine for the input of the military mission are not supported.
Last year, Poroshenko urged the UN Security Council to send a mission to the conflict zone, and later put forward the idea of the introduction in the Donbass police contingent of the EU. However, these appeals did not find support in the UN and the EU. Against police mission were Russia and the self-proclaimed Republic of Donbass.
New demilitarized zone
On September 21 signed a framework decision of the Trilateral contact group on settling the situation in Donbass on the breeding effort and money on the demarcation line. It involves the establishment of three security zones, with a minimum size of 2 x 2 sq km each. They included the settlements of gold, petrivs’ke and Stanytsia Luhanska. To monitor compliance with agreements in areas were the observers of the OSCE SMM.
Later in the Village Lugansk the shelling started, and the agreement was broken. Kiev and the self-proclaimed Republic have accused each other of violations of the agreements.
Despite these problems, the talks of the Quartet in Berlin, the parties agreed in the coming weeks to agree on a four plot of land for cultivation of forces and means (the security zone). It says the source of RBC, close to the negotiations with the Russian side. The creation of new zones following the talks, the Quartet reaffirmed at the conference of Poroshenko.
“We agreed that after the withdrawal of the parties on three items — gold, petrivs’ke and Stanytsia Luhanska there should be established permanent monitoring posts of the OSCE. After that we will begin talks about the next four breeding parties. I want to emphasize that the Ukrainian side insisted that among these items there were Debaltsevo. Because, in the Memorandum of September 19, 12 February the territory was controlled by Ukrainian military”, — said Poroshenko following the meeting of the Quartet.
The proposal of Ukraine to the list of plots for cultivation made debaltseve, was not supported by other Quartet members, denies the source of RBC, close to the Russian delegation.
“The talks between the leaders of the Quartet took place against the background of failure by Ukraine of the previously agreed withdrawal of forces in the area Stanitsa Lugansk and unsuccessful intrusion attempts of the Ukrainian troops in the southern regions of the NPT,” — said the source.