Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Natalia Nikonorova has commented the statement of the UN Security Council Chairman on the situation in Donbass

07 June 2018
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We embrace the statement the UN Security Council Chairman on the need for an early settlement of the conflict in Donbass. It should be noted that this statement emphasizes the importance of the early implementation of the Package of Measures, which once again confirms the non-alternative nature of Minsk agreements as a tool for the peaceful settlement of the conflict between our Republics and Ukraine. The need for such support from the international community was long ago. The direct violation by Kyiv the paragraphs of the Package of Measures, approved by the UN Security Council resolution, the sabotage of military disengagement and the daily military provocations deserve reaction and condemnation by the international community for almost four years. This need is especially acute now, in the period of the next aggravation of the situation on the contact line. We believe that this statement should be an important signal for Kiev in order to force it to fulfill its obligations.

Being adherents of the conflict peaceful settlement on the basis of the Package of Measures, we draw the attention of the international guarantors of the Minsk Process to the violations of the ceasefire regime repeatedly noted by the OSCE monitoring mission by the Ukrainian security forces. We hope that they will exert proper pressure on Kyiv’s authorities to comply with the Package of Measures, as emphasized in the statement of the UN Security Council Chairman .