On September 19, the sitting in Minsk began with a speech made by Coordinator of the Humanitarian group Toni Frisch. The OSCE Ambassador thanked the representatives of the Republic for organizing confidential meetings with the detained persons in the penitentiary institutions. He also talked about his visit to Ukraine, where he visited the cities of Kharkov, Bahmut and Starobelsk.
I want to note that official representatives of Kiev were not present at the sitting. We regard such a behaivor as the sabotage of Minsk Agreements implementation by the Ukrainian party. Due to the absence of authorized representatives, we could not fully discuss any of the issues on the agenda. There is no understanding in which direction we should move on.
Ombudsman of the Donetsk People's Republic