Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Results of the sitting of the group on humanitarian issues (February 13)

13 February 2019
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The absence of an authorized Kiev’s representative in the working group on humanitarian issues complicates and delays the achievement of practical results. Despite it, today it was possible to achieve some progress in work with the lists of clarifying missing persons.
“We welcome any positive developments in this direction, however, we insist on the early realisation of the search implementation mechanism proposed by the ICRC, which requires the participation and efforts of the Ukrainian party. Meanwhile, the creation of a special joint working group that could in practice achieve the necessary progress is of particular relevance. But Kiev blocks the entire mechanism of full-fledged work on the search for missing persons, transferring absolutely practical humanitarian issues into political sphere” - DPR Plenipotentiary noted.