Gryzlov: Kiev in the contact group disrupted the coordination of breeding sites of power in the Donbass

MOSCOW, March 26. /TASS/. Kiev with the connivance of the OSCE representative broke the agreement of new breeding sites of forces in the Donbas and refused to take additional measures to cease-fire. This was stated on Thursday, the Plenipotentiary of Russia in the contact group on settlement in the East of Ukraine, Boris Gryzlov at the end of the negotiations.

In an interview with reporters, he noted that the next meeting passed in a videoconference mode. In the same mode 24, 25 and 26 of March took place the meeting of the relevant sub-groups.

“the Situation is complicated further violations by the Armed forces of Ukraine, – he continued. – According to participants of the contact group, only for the last day of Kiev security forces have repeatedly carried out attacks on the territory of Donbass, including on homes. There is a new destruction, damage to homes and other civilian targets, and there are wounded.”

According to him, in this regard, the representatives of Donetsk and Lugansk demanded that the OSCE a more rigid position to prevent any violations of the ceasefire.

“unfortunately, at today’s meeting representatives of the OSCE has taken a responsible position, – said Gryzlov. – As a result of the Kiev delegation has gone from a constructive dialogue Kiev representatives disrupted the coordination of breeding sites of forces in Donbass, agreed upon in the Normandy format, and also refused to take additional measures to cease fire”.

According to him, representatives of Kyiv “has not agreed to the lists on the exchange and release of detained persons”, although representatives of Donetsk and Lugansk undertook this work and confirmed the high degree of readiness to conduct the exchange.

“Kiev is blocking the adoption and fixation of the decisions of the contact group. The failure of Kiev from agreements previously concluded – is a step back, – said the Russian envoy. – It is necessary to begin concrete work on implementation of the political provisions of the Minsk agreements, for further discussion of the settlementtion to domestic conflict. The Kiev side has still not presented a draft legislation to consolidate the special status of Donbass on a regular basis.”