Russia's refusal to extend OSCE mandate on border with Donbas means sabotage of Minsk agreements, - Ukrainian officials

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ukrainian delegation in trilateral contact group for solution of Donbas conflict released a statement
22:53, 2 September 2021

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Russia's refusal to prolong the mandate of the OSCE mission on the border with occupied territories of Donbas is the sign of a deliberate sabotage of Minsk agreements. Press office of the Ukrainian delegation in the trilateral contact group for solution of Donbas conflict released the respective statement.

"Implementation of the said intention is a mere continuation of Russia's actions that aim to deliberately undermine the Minsks agreements. We consider this decision of Russia to be the proof of its plan to continue and incrase the supply of weapons, military hardware, ammunition, regular troops and mercenaries on the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. That could affect further escalation in the zone of Ukraine-Russia military conflict", the message said.

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Press office reiterated that the Paragraph 4 of Minsk protocol foresees that the state border between Ukraine and Russia is supposed to be monitored by the OSCE mission observers. Ukraine demands that Russia keep up to all of its commitments that it had taken upon itself within Minsk agreements. 

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