Gunmen hamper access OSCE Mission to checkpoints - Merkel

2014-07-10 06:49 PM
Special Representatives of the OSCE without access to the crossing points on the Ukrainian-Russian border through the actions of militants.

This was reported by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a telephone conversation with President Peter Poroshenko.

President assured Merkel ready for a bilateral ceasefire.

However, as he said, should be provided for monitoring and verification regime bilateral ceasefire monitoring abroad for cessation of arms and fighters from the Russian side, the immediate release of all hostages and beginning of unconditional political negotiations.

In response, Merkel said that the Special Monitoring OSCE does not have access to border crossing points through the actions of militants.

Poroshenko noted that a flagrant violations of international law.

As an example, he cited the kidnapping by militants in the Luhansk region Pilot Armed Forces of Ukraine Nadezhda Savchenko and trafficking of the maintenance to the Russian city of Voronezh prison.

The Head of State expressed his outrage forced granting Russian citizenship Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov in the Crimea, and his subsequent detention in prison Moscow.

President said that despite the best efforts of the Ukrainian side have not found an adequate attempt to consult the Contact Group on the peaceful settlement either through meetings or even videoconferencing format.

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