The basic principle of world peace, according to Steinmeier, is preservation of territorial integrity and sovereignty of nations. He urged Russia to respect territorial integrity of Ukraine and provide full access of OSCE mission to occupied territories of Donbas, informed Radio Svoboda.
“I’m sure that implementation of Minsk deals is the only way to permanent political settlement of the conflict. I urge both sides to fulfill their obligations”, - the Minister stated.
Steimeier discarded the strategy of “frozen” conflict in Donbas. He emphasized that OSCE will try to solve all conflicts around Russia that have been provoked much earlier.
Representatives of other countries support OSCE leadership in settlement of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Permanent representative of Ukraine in the UN Volodymyr Yelchenko assured that Ukraine will do everything to implement Minsk deals and encouraged Russia to fulfill its obligations.