The Ukrainian delegation to the TCG accused the Russian side of not responding to its proposals

n particular, the Russian delegation blocked the planned consideration of the issue of demining in Donbass.The Russian side in the negotiations in the TCG does not respond properly to the proposals and initiatives of Ukraine / photo REUTERS

The Russian side in the negotiations within the Tripartite Contact Group for the settlement of the situation in Donbass does not respond properly to the proposals and initiatives voiced by the representatives of Ukraine.

This is stated in the message of the Ukrainian delegation to participate in the TCG on Facebook .

In particular, despite the readiness of the OSCE coordinator and the working subgroup on security, the Russian side blocked the planned consideration of the issue of demining sites agreed in the summer of 2020 in the framework of the security subgroup of the TCG.

“Our delegation reiterated its call on the Russian side: to unblock the work of the CPVF; to return to a full and comprehensive ceasefire; to agree on a demining plan with a schedule of repairs to key critical infrastructure near the demarcation line; to create safe conditions for proper operation. “facilities that meet the needs of the civilian population,” the statement said.

Separately, the Ukrainian delegation continues to insist on the need to release as soon as possible all persons detained in connection with the conflict and to take all necessary measures to do so. “Unfortunately, our proposals and initiatives have not yet met with a proper reaction from the Russian side,” the statement said.

The Ukrainian delegation recalled that it continued to focus on a number of measures, in particular on compliance with the ceasefire and improving the coordination mechanism for responding to violations; full and unconditional access of ICRC and other international humanitarian organizations to detainees; release of detainees; unblocking by the Russian side of the CPVV; ensuring reliable and secure access of the OSCE SMM to the entire territory of Ukraine in order to fulfill its mandate and as soon as possible to establish an international group of experts in the tripartite Ukraine-Russia-OSCE format to assess environmental risks from uncontrolled flooding of mines in the temporarily occupied territories.

(C)UNIAN 2021

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