Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Results of the sitting of the group on security issues (March 13)

14 March 2019
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Unfortunately, the renewed commitments of the parties in the framework of "spring" truce did not meet expectations. It is known that the armed formations of Ukraine violated undertaken obligations literally in 5 minutes, having applied the forbidden arms on the territory of the Republic. The most important infrastructure facilities were also shelled.

"This critical security situation more than eloquently demonstrates the urgent need for early coordination and introduction of additional measures to control and strengthen the ceasefire, without which it is impossible to achieve a sustainable and comprehensive ceasefire.

At the same time, we insist on step-by-step coordination and the introduction of additional measures, on which both parties have no objections. For our part, we continue to consider priority measures aimed at protecting critical civilian infrastructure, the introduction of a mechanism of responsibility for violating the ceasefire, and most importantly – prohibiting any fire from all types of weapons, including retaliatory ones, in residential areas" - Natalia Nikonorova stressed.