Lavrov said that the issue of the paramilitary mission of the OSCE in the East of Ukraine «no longer relevant»

The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov said that the paramilitary mission of the OSCE in the East of Ukraine «no one is dreaming», «the question is no longer relevant».

According to an UNIAN correspondent, he said this after talks in Minsk the foreign Ministers of «Norman Quartet» on Tuesday, November 29.

«The question is no longer relevant, such need does not exist. Today, nobody spoke. No paramilitary mission or the OSCE, nor any other structure, which is periodically said in Kiev, no one of them does not even think,» said Lavrov, answering the question whether there is a need to create a paramilitary OSCE mission in Eastern Ukraine, and on what terms and in what time frame possible.

Lavrov also said that no breakthroughs at the meeting of foreign Ministers «Norman format» in Minsk was not.

«No breakthroughs were achieved today. At the same time, I consider positive the fact that the agreement of the leaders (of countries in the «Normandy format») of October 19, not subject to doubt, as it happened before with by the Minsk agreements and the decisions taken a year ago, in October of last year in Paris,» — said Lavrov.

According to him, the foreign Ministers agreed to continue work in the «channel format» at the level of lawyers, military experts, diplomatic representatives in the Trilateral contact group on settling the situation in Donbas and its subgroups.

He stressed that at the working level do not get so far even to agree on a sequence of steps, especially in the security sphere and the sphere of political reforms.

According to Lavrov, the implementation of the Minsk agreements «stalled».

As reported today in Minsk held a meeting of foreign Ministers of Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia Pavel Klimkin, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Jean-Marc Ayrault , foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Previously Klimkin once again accused the Russian Federation in the fulfillment of the Minsk agreements.

The foreign Ministers of «Norman Quartet» at the meeting began to discuss security and humanitarian issues.

The Ukrainian side planned to present to the meeting its own version of the road map, which Kiev and Moscow is still missing a common vision.




Lavrov said that the issue of the paramilitary mission of the OSCE in the East of Ukraine «no longer relevant» 30.11.2016

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