In the Kremlin and in Kiev in different ways commented on the contents of the night talks “channel four” on the mission of OSCE on Donbass. The press service of Petro Poroshenko said that the leaders of France, Germany and Russia supported the deployment of police units — that insists the Ukrainian side. In Moscow mission call monitoring, but with some “additional powers”.
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– In our understanding this is not a police and monitoring mission, told journalists the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov. There is the question of weapons. Theoretically, of course, the mission can be armed. But since in its composition there are people who are not soldiers, the question arises – how will they use this weapon?
According to Peskov, the agreement on the configuration of the OSCE mission has not yet been achieved, there are a lot of nuances. It is also necessary to obtain the consent of the militia of Donbass — because the mission will be the demarcation line between self-defense groups of the breakaway republics and Ukrainian forces.
“Negotiations will continue”, – said Peskov, noting that the emergence of the OSCE mission on the Ukrainian-Russian border is not the issue. He refused to elaborate on what “additional powers”, according to the Kremlin, may be provided to the European observers.
In addition, the “channel four”, according to Peskov, discussed the prospects of holding local elections in the DNI and LC. Earlier, the Ukrainian side proposed to apply in these two republics “purely Ukrainian electoral legislation, and these proposals have been worked out of Kiev Russia together with representatives of Donbass.
– Without them the perspective to make such decisions impossible, there will be problems with implementation, ” – said Peskov.
As a result, during the night’s conversation, Vladimir Putin informed the leaders of “counter-proposals”, developed jointly by representatives of the Russian Federation (apparently, Vladislav Surkov — “MK”) and the leaders of the breakaway republics. However, their contents, Dmitry Peskov, said nothing. As well as the reactions of other participants in the conversation.
Ukrainian correspondent asked, what documents were guided by the Russian authorities, determined to settle the issue of holding local elections with the militia – indeed, in Minsk, the documents says nothing about this.
– But someone should do it! retorted Peskov, Kiev refused, and to ignore their opinion impossible. Therefore, this challenge takes on Russia.
However, the President’s press Secretary stressed that the issue of elections must be considered in combination with other items of the Minsk agreements – the Amnesty, decentralization and a special status of Donbass, etc. to Take any decisions on the election out of the impossible, expressed the position of the Kremlin Peskov.
On than met Petro Poroshenko and Vladimir Putin is on the assessment of the situation in the Donbas. Both presidents believe that it is getting worse. However, Poroshenko complained to the militia, shelled Avdeevka. And Putin called on Kiev to stop attacks on Donbass.
– The question of violations is very serious. Such violations are becoming more frequent, unfortunately, and this threatens the ceasefire, which in turn is a cornerstone of the Minsk agreements, confirmed in an interview with reporters Peskov, noting that Putin expressed concern about the existing situation.
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