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Putin: Russia Ready To Expand OSCE Mission In Disengagement Zone, On Heavy Equipment Holding Grounds In Donbas

Putin: Russia Ready To Expand OSCE Mission In Disengagement Zone, On Heavy Equipment Holding Grounds In Donbas

Russia, Donbas, Ukraine, OSCE, OSCE SMM, Putin, Normandy Four

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin says that Russia is ready to expand the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) mission in the disengagement zone and on the heavy equipment holding grounds in Donbas.

Ukrainian News Agency learned this from his statement for the press following the talks with the heads of the Normandy Quartet states (Ukraine, Germany, France, Russia) in the early hours of Thursday in Berlin. Germany.

"We gave a lot of attention to security matters and agreed on a range of issues regarding further immediate actions to resolve the situation with disengaging the conflicting sides. We agreed to continue searching for locations where these efforts can be continued. In two locations the disengagement has already taken place. We confirmed our readiness to expand the OSCE mission in the disengagement zone and in locations where heavy equipment is stored," he said.

According to Putin, all participants in the meeting agreed that a settlement in the east of Ukraine should be based on the 'Minsk accords' and all confirmed their commitment to these accords.

"We confirmed that we shall continue our joint efforts on the political track, including those directed at reaching final agreement on the procedure for implementing the agreement on the special status of certain areas of Lugansk and Donetsk regions, in the Lugansk People's Republic and the Donetsk People's Republic," the RF President told.

Unfortunately, he added, they did not make much progress on humanitarian matters.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, after the Berlin talks, Germany and France expressed willingness to further support the implementation of the agreements reached in Minsk, Belarus on February 12, 2015.

Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel reaffirmed the sides' readiness to keep working on the roadmap of implementation of the Minsk Agreements and the sides' agreement to hold a meeting of the Normandy Quartet foreign ministers in November to this end.

Commenting on results of the talks with the heads of the Normandy Quartet states in Berlin, President Petro Poroshenko said that an OSCE police mission had to deployed in Donbas to secure order during the election process and in the transitional period.

He also said that the Normandy Quartet had instructed their foreign ministers before December to develop an action plan for implementing the Minsk Agreements, and then it has to be approved by the heads of the Normandy Quartet states.

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