Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

The DPR Acting Foreign Minister Natalya Nikonorova’s commentary on the OSCE police mission’s deploying

30 April 2016
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The latest Ukraine’s statements in particular Mr. Poroshenko’s on the deploying the OSCE police mission to Donbass with heavy weaponry leave perplexed not only us but the OSCE and guarantor states. At the present moment the civil mandate is in power on the Republic’s territory of the special monitoring mission and we completely ensure the security with the help of our law enforcement agencies. All incidents that were connected with the OSCE mission were investigated and given the legal evaluation. If the OSCE needs the reinforcement of security we can fulfill it again with the help of our law enforcement agencies. At the moment no applications from the OSCE SMM were received.

As for Poroshenko’s statements on the necessity of «the presence of the heavy weaponry» it should be stressed that the presence of the heavy weaponry on the line of contact is a military incursion and the violation of the first points of the Package of Measures. Also the President of Ukraine has yet to explain what kind of heavy weaponry and in what way according to him would be able to establish the direction of shell’s impact or defend from the attack.