The talks in Minsk: Ukraine put forward a number of requirements

Переговоры в Минске: Украина выдвинула ряд требований

Special attention was paid to the situation around the Donetsk filtering station.

During a meeting of the Trilateral contact group in Minsk on 13 June, the Ukrainian side called on Russia to fulfill the agreement at the Donetsk filter station, whereby the station should be controlled by Ukraine.

“The Donetsk filtering station must be under the control of Ukraine. That is why we call on Russia as soon as possible to ensure the implementation of this agreement,” – wrote press Secretary of the Ukrainian representative in the contact group Leonid Kuchma Darka olifer in Facebook.

In particular, during the talks it was noted that the situation around filtrowanie station is increasingly worrisome.

“The systematic attacks by armed opposition groups ORDO threaten the safety of plant workers and water supply, which is vital for a huge number of people. In this area Russia still does not guarantee safety for the workers, repairmen and SMM of the OSCE. Accordingly, the delimitation line of September 19, 2014, the Donetsk filtering station must be under the control of Ukraine. That is why we call on Russia as soon as possible to ensure the implementation of this agreement,” said olifer.

At the same time, the Russian side “strongly not taken” position and the proposals of Ukraine, in particular, on the complete execution of the block of questions on safety in accordance with the Minsk agreements for the establishment of peace in Donbas.

According to olifer, we are talking primarily about the cease-fire; the withdrawal of heavy weapons; the creation of in the area of human settlements Kalmiuska, Red, Sahanka Novoazovskiy and plot, free from heavy weapons; the full access of special monitoring mission of the OSCE throughout all ORDA, including non-government-controlled areas of the Russian-Ukrainian border.

Thus led to the following main messages of the Ukrainian side:

  • – “to respect the line of demarcation of September 19, 2014”,
  • – “Donetsk filtering station must be under the control of Ukraine”,
  • – “cease-fire”,
  • – “the withdrawal of heavy weapons”.

In addition, before the meeting of the first Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, representative of Ukraine in the contact group Iryna Gerashchenko has addressed to representatives of Russia in the Minsk group to provide a formal response regarding the exchange of 23 Russians of Ukrainians-political prisoners.

Earlier in the OSCE called the violators of the Minsk agreements.

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