Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

The results of the group on security issues (March 31)

31 March 2021
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Within the framework of today's meeting of the Contact Group regarding security issues, the Ukrainian party has once again shown hypocrisy and a desire to engage in self-promotion from nothing.

“Today Mr. Kravchuk decided to break all records in the pretentiousness, but meaningless, of his initiatives. Thus, he called on the participants to agree on a certain formulation, which should supposedly reaffirm the parties' commitment to Measures to strengthen the ceasefire from a certain date and time.

This is not the first time that Ukrainian negotiators have tried to use such a technique instead of consistently implementing the existing agreements. We regard such proposals only as recognition of the Ukrainian side in non-compliance with the current Measures.

Considering this fact, as well as the fact that 8 months ago the document was signed by both parties, as well as endorsed by the mediators from the OSCE and the Russian Federation, and no one officially left it, the hype in media that was stirred up around this proposal by Mr. Kravchuk and other figures of Ukraine is surprising.

In this regard, the Republics came up with a counter proposal. Firstly, Ukraine should finally bring in line the publication on the Ministry of Defense website, which underwent strange metamorphoses, in particular, it was repeatedly deleted and another version appeared.

The next and key step should be the holding by the Ukrainian party of the proceedings on the murder of an elderly civilian from Aleksandrovka by the AFU sniper, as stipulated in the paragraph 4 of the Measures, and sending an appropriate notification to the coordinator Ms. Grau about the proceedings results and the application of disciplinary sanctions to everyone involved in this war crime” - Natalia Nikonorova told.

Earlier the DPR Plenipotentiary Natalia Nikonorova sent an official notification of the proceedings results conducted by the DPR Representation in the JCCC in accordance with paragraph 4 of the Measures to strengthen the ceasefire.