Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Results of the sitting of the group on security issues (January 30)

30 January 2019
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Today, the main focus of Republic's position at the meeting of the group on security issues was the lack of necessary progress in investigating the facts of AFU military aggression regarding employees of the “Water of Donbass” enterprise who got injuries of varying severity during the snow removal work in the area of ​​the Vasilyevskaya pumping station of South Donbass Plumbing, as well as the fact remains without any solution, when the OSCE SMM discovered explosives on the north side of Myronivsky reservoir gateway and not far from the checkpoint of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, located near the village of Rota.
The OSCE coordinator, Ambassador Apakan, expressed particular concern regarding these two facts, stressing the need for early agreement and the introduction of additional measures in this context.
“We believe that it is the absence of a clear and coordinated package of additional measures to strengthen and control the truce, signed by the parties, does not allow to successfully resolve such situations.
Also, the absence of effective mechanisms for the
investigations and bringing to responsibility for violations of the Minsk agreements, which allows the Ukrainian party to remain unpunished in fact, is also extremely negative” - Natalia Nikonorova emphasized.