Minsk agreements have to be followed for full operation of OSCE SMM, - lawyer

Source : 112 Ukraine

Implementation of the Minsk agreements has to bring to peace in Donbas, he thinks
17:35, 8 August 2018
112 Agency

To assure a proper operation of OSCE SMM in Donbas, the conflict sides have to follow the Minsk agreements. Lawyer Vasyl Smetana claimed this on the air of 112 Ukraine.

‘OSCE SMM is not operating as a conflicting side, consequently, an information is provided more or less objectively. The mission records the both sides’ shelling. When we hear that all obstacles have to be removed we need to understand that we need to follow the Minsk agreements. Because the OSCE SMM access to weapons, to the monitoring the Donbas situation is prescribed in the Minsk agreements. Earlier, we have repeatedly heard that there are no alternatives to the Minsk agreements. Consequently, it means that both sides have to fulfill the agreements, which should guarantee a smooth operation of  OSCE SMM, and consequently, these agreements have to bring to a peace in Donbas,’ he believes.

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Reportedly, according to Viktor Medvedchuk, Leader of Ukrainian Choice, peace in Donbas without implementation of the Minsk agreements is impossible, and there are no alternatives to the agreements. According to him, if Kyiv followed the Minsk agreements as well as they adopt pro-Western laws, the conflict in Donbas would be resolved a long time ago.

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