Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Results of the sitting of the group on security issues (March 27)

27 March 2019
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As part of the work of the subgroup on security issues, the proposal to introduce a new truce was again voiced. Republics have taken a principled position: reaffirmation by the parties of their obligations to observe the indefinite ceasefire will be effective only if additional measures are taken to strengthen and control it.

“To date, Republics have prepared a generalized draft of additional measures on the basis of previously proposed measures by the OSCE, without which, as we knew from practical experience, the truce introduction does not bring the necessary results. We also developed a unified procedure for agreeing on additional security guarantees for events held in ​​the contact line area. Such procedure would provide the opportunity for settling the most important practical mechanism necessary to ensure the safety of reparation works. And it would be an additional measure in the context of regular violations by the Ukrainian party of its obligations” - Natalia Nikonorova specified.

The Contact Group instructed the subgroup to intensify the elaboration of relevant projects in order to finally agree on additional measures to reaffirm the parties’ obligations before the Easter holidays.