Poroshenko told Biden about the revitalization of the militants in the Donbas and their missile systems in Marinka

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with Vice-the U.S. President Joseph Biden, during which he spoke about the intensification of attacks by militants in the district of Marinka of Donetsk region.

The MFA extension of the mandate of the OSCE special monitoring mission are regarded as support of Ukraine. Russia urged not to interfere with the mission

As reported on Thursday, February 18, the press service of the President of Ukraine, Poroshenko informed Biden about the deteriorating situation in the Donbass, «in particular about the increase in the number of attacks and use of missile systems of volley fire by Russia-controlled militants and their activation in the area of Marinci».

«Vice President Biden condemned the deteriorating situation for security and assured of the immutability of Washington’s position regarding the support of the territorial integrity of Ukraine», — said the press service of the Ukrainian President.

Also, Poroshenko drew attention to Biden for the successful support of the Ukrainian Parliament of the so-called «visa-free laws», in particular in fighting corruption.

«The sides agreed on the importance of continuing reforms in Ukraine in the context of cooperation with the International monetary Fund and other international financial institutions,» the press service informs.

As reported, Pro-Russian gangs since the beginning of the day 20 times opened fire on positions of forces of anti-Terrorist operations.

Remains tense situation in the area of Marinci. To capture Marinka Russian-terrorist forces accumulate equipment and staff. According to residents of Donetsk, Petrovsky district of the city the rebels are gaining strength and equipment of illegal armed groups for further application in the direction of Marinka. Eyewitnesses say about the arrival of a large number of vehicles, prohibited the Minsk agreements, and fighters.

The MFA extension of the mandate of the OSCE special monitoring mission are regarded as support of Ukraine. Russia urged not to interfere with the mission

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine considers the decision to extend the mandate of the Special monitoring mission of the OSCE in the Donbass as a sign of commitment of the States parties to the OSCE to continue to support Ukraine in countering aggression of the Russian Federation.

«See this decision as a confirmation of the willingness of States parties to the OSCE continue to support our government in countering aggression of Russian Federation against Ukraine, which violated peremptory norms of international law, fundamental principles of the Organization according to the Helsinki final act of 1975, and other documents guaranteeing the territorial integrity of Ukraine, inviolability of borders and non-interference in its internal Affairs», — is said in comments MFA.

The Ministry recalled that on 18 February 2016 at the request of Ukraine, the OSCE permanent Council approved the decision to extend the mandate of the OSCE special monitoring mission in Ukraine for 12 months until 31 March 2017. In this regard, the delegation of Ukraine stated about the important role of the OSCE and SMM to reach a settlement of the situation in Donbass «on the basis of respect for independence, sovereignty, political unity and territorial integrity of Ukraine».

The Foreign Ministry urged the Russian Federation to ensure the access of the OSCE SMM observers to all uncontrolled Kiev areas of the Ukrainian-Russian state border.

«MFA supports the SMM monitoring activities on the implementation of the package of the Minsk agreements, and again calls upon the Russian Federation to take all measures to ensure unhindered access and freedom of movement of observers in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, including all sections of the Ukrainian-Russian state border, which is temporarily not controlled by the government of Ukraine», — is told in the comment of the MFA of Ukraine.

As reported, on February 18 the Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that the mandate of the OSCE special monitoring mission in the Donbas is extended until the end of March 2017. Also reported that was alverden new budget for the mission in the amount of almost 100 million euros.

Help

The composition of the OSCE special monitoring mission composed of unarmed civilian observers, as well as international workers from States parties to the OSCE, and help them employees from Ukraine.

Teams of observers working in shifts to ensure a presence on the ground 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The main office is in Kyiv; observers in Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv, Luhansk, Lviv, Odesa, Kharkiv, Kherson and Chernivtsi.




Poroshenko told Biden about the revitalization of the militants in the Donbas and their missile systems in Marinka 19.02.2016

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