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OSCE envoy Sajdik reveals peaceful plan for Donbas

According to Martin Sajdik, the peaceful plan for Donbas was presented to representatives of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France in December 2017
21:37, 28 January 2019

Tass.ru

The close cooperation of the UN and OSCE under the unified leadership, the creation of Agency on Reconstruction, temporarily administration, and amnesty enter the list of the new plan on the peaceful settlement of Donbas Conflict as Kleine Zeitung reported citing Martin Sajdik, the Special Envoy of OSCE to Ukraine and Trilateral Contact Group.

“During the last years, we saw that something was not clear with the Minsk Agreements. In order to implement the key issue, hold the local elections, the crucial moment is the external assistance. We have concluded that only the UN can do it. The OSCE has the task to estimate the election process and it cannot organize the elections. Moreover, the security aspect is added,” he claimed.

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Sajdik emphasized that the UN should be involved as there are not enough OSCE observers to cover the territory of occupied Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

The official stands for the cooperation of the UN and the OSCE under the guise of the so-called special representative office. He emphasized: they should act not parallel but together. It concerns both, military and police UN component and OSCE mission.

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Sajdik offers to create an Agency on Reconstruction. It should cooperate with the UN and OSCE; however, it should not be ruled by the joint special representative office. According to him, the Agency should be created similar to the Balkan one.

Sajdik is sure that the new plan on actions in Donbas should not be only signed but also ratified by the Ukrainian and Russian parliaments.

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The diplomat stands for the creation of the temporarily UN administration for the transition period.

“The aim of such measure is not to weaken the locals, but, opposite, to guarantee that its right will be implemented. And all this is amid the amnesty,” Sajdik noted.

He supposed that there will be no need in such a great number of the UN mission representatives for the implementation of his plan (there can be fewer people than earlier announced 20,000 people).

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According to the official, the new plan was presented at the session of OSCE Foreign Ministers Council in December 2018 in Milan, joined by the representatives of Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and France.

Later, the Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories stated that they knew about the peace plan only from the media.

“We know about the plan only from the mass media. We have not seen the original source and it’s quite hard to comment it. Usually, the devil is in details, so it’s ungrateful action to comment something without the access to the original source,” Georgy Tuka said to 112 Ukraine.

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Earlier Sajdik said that the OSCE did not come out with a proposal to send a joint OSCE and UN mission to Donbas.

Besides, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated that a lot of people promise to establish peace in Ukraine. But these are the populist promises.

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