Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Results of the sitting of the group on security issues (November 6)

07 November 2018
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Unfortunately, at this sitting, the Ukrainian party discovered another way to simulate participation in the negotiation process in Minsk. Only one representative was delegated from Kiev to two simultaneously working groups, and the mandate of this representative is extremely limited. In such circumstances, it was not possible to discuss substantively and coordinate any issues in the economical and humanitarian groups.

“It is happening against the background of the fact that mechanism for paying pensions to citizens with limited mobility has already been developed by the ICRC and proposed for discussion, but ultimately there is no one to discuss its implementation” - the DPR Plenipotentiary stated.

This fact was noted by both coordinators in working groups from the OSCE party, expressing regret at the lack of achievements in these working groups.
The most important issues of prisoner exchange are also blocked, as well as numerous violations by the Ukrainian party of international humanitarian law.

“Until now, the OSCE coordinator Mr. Frish cannot visit Yulia Prosolova, which causes even more concerns about her health and doubts about the legitimacy of actions towards her. Another attempt to visit Yulia, convicted in a frankly fabricated case, Mr. Frish will commit on December 17-18. We hope that this time the Ukrainian authorities will provide access to the OSCE representative” - Natalia Nikonorova said.