The Ukrainian foreign Ministry commented on the report of SMM OSCE
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine
The report of the OSCE SMM confirms once again the gross violations of the Russian Federation and fighters of the Minsk agreements and human rights.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine commented on the report of the Special OSCE monitoring mission of February 16, “the Difficult situation of the civilian population that suffered from the conflict in the East of Ukraine” for may-September of 2016, the press service of the Ministry.
The foreign Minister noted that the Report “once again confirmed the brutal violation by Russia and supported by illegal armed groups of the Minsk agreements and human rights in the temporarily occupied districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions”.
The Report notes that the results of the shelling of the Russian occupation troops and militants damaged and destroyed many private houses and objects of vital infrastructure .
“Russian troops have continued to deploy weapons and military equipment in populated areas, accompanied by seizure of administrative buildings, used the roofs of houses to accommodate firing positions”, – said in a statement on the website MFA of Ukraine.
In addition, the Ukrainian foreign Ministry noted that OSCE SMM has missed “critical humanitarian “agenda”, in particular murder, disappearance and illegal detention of local residents in the occupied territories of Donbass, the impunity of the Russian military and insurgents, seizure of property, obstructing the work of international humanitarian organizations.
“The presence in the occupied part of Donbass, a significant number are actually closed to observers of the OSCE regions did not allow the SMM to make the document truly integrated and comprehensive nature,” – said the Minister.
The Ministry responsible for the suffering of the local population in the occupied territories imposed on Russia continuing to supply weapons to the Donbass.
“We call on Russia to immediately begin implementation of its obligations in accordance with the Minsk agreements, first of all to stop the attacks, to ensure full and unfettered access of SMM, including the temporarily uncontrolled by the Ukrainian Government section of the Ukrainian-Russian state border, to release all hostages and illegally detained persons, withdraw its troops, weapons and military equipment from the territory of Ukraine”, – concluded the Minister.