Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Results of the sitting of the Contact group (November 6)

07 November 2018
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Due to the fact that parties’ positions regarding the coordination of additional measures to strengthen and control the cease-fire remained unchanged, the leadership of the OSCE SMM was asked to prepare a new document version for the next sitting, which would take into account the proposals of all parties and be adopted in the Minsk agreements style.

“We hope that the consolidated version of the package of additional measures prepared by the OSCE CMM will be promptly agreed and put into practice as a compromise. Delaying the introduction of control mechanisms caused more and more new casualties and the destruction of civilian infrastructure in Donbass. The primary task for the negotiators is to do everything possible to stop the military aggression of the Ukrainian armed forces” - DPR Plenipotentiary noted.

Also a progress of implementation of the Framework Decision on military disengagement remained without any progress due to the activity of Ukraine’s party.

“Republics’ Representatives came up with a proposal to make a statement of the Contact Group about the need to eliminate all violations of the parties recorded by the OSCE SMM, thereby restart its implementation, however, unfortunately, the leadership of the OSCE SMM did not react because representatives of Ukrainian delegation refused to accept proposal of the Republics” - Natalia Nikonorova clarified.