Steinmeier hopes for the support of the UN security Council in the matter of the Minsk process

German foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier expects support from the UN of the Minsk process and the efforts of the «channel four» to resolve the conflict in Ukraine.

The Minister intends to declare, speaking on Monday to members of the UN security Council in new York as Chairman of the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe. The text of the speech of the foreign Minister is at the disposal of the correspondent of UKRINFORM in Germany.

«Together with our French counterparts, we still tend to support this(Minsk) process in the «channel format», and I count on the support of the Council (Security) in this regard», — stated in the text.

The Minister again reminded of the invaluable assistance of the OSCE in the Ukrainian conflict, and that without the special monitoring mission of the organization in Ukraine «we would not have achieved the progress we have seen in the military de-escalation and withdrawal of weapons». At the same time he expressed serious concern at the ongoing violations of ceasefire and restriction of access to SMM.

Steinmeier «strongly believes that the implementation of the Minsk agreements is the only way to a sustainable political solution».

The head of the German foreign Ministry said that «Russian aggression in Ukraine has brought the devastation of war right into the heart of Europe, violating key tenets of international law, the Helsinki final act and later commitments within the OSCE». At the same time, violence and violent conflicts tearing apart the middle East and North Africa. These are all serious challenges to common security than you can imagine.

We will remind, on February 24 in Minsk the participants of the trilateral contact group have once again agreed about the observance of silence and the release of four Ukrainian hostages who are in the territory of certain districts of Luhansk region.

Earlier it was reported that the European participants of the Normandy format departed from the requirements of Ukraine regarding urgent changes to the Constitution regarding the «special status of Donbass», which still sounded from them at every meeting. A key requirement to Ukraine is now preparing for legislative elections.

Steinmeier hopes for the support of the UN security Council in the matter of the Minsk process 29.02.2016

Февраль 29th, 2016 by
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