The outcome of Minsk: the militants will release four of the hostages, «gray zone» defuse, near Golden open CPW

Four Ukrainian hostages who are in the territory of certain districts of Luhansk region (ORLA), will be released on February 26.

On Wednesday February 24, reported the press Secretary of the Ukrainian representative in the Tripartite group, the second President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma Daria olifer at the tripartite talks in Minsk.

«Important news – 26 February will be released the four people, who are hostages on the territory of certain districts of Luhansk region. Also we require to allow experts of the International Committee of the red cross and «Doctors without borders» to the Ukrainian hostages who are illegally held in Ukraine uncontrolled part of Donbass and to prisoners who are in places of deprivation of liberty in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions», — wrote olifer on his page in Facebook.

She stressed that international humanitarian organizations should gain unhindered access to Ukraine uncontrolled part of Donbass.

Olifer also noted that the Trilateral contact group welcomed the release of the hostages, which took place on 20 February 2016.

«Ukraine is doing everything possible to accelerate this process, expecting from the representatives of separate districts of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts that they will not delay the process and create artificial obstacles on this issue,» wrote the press Secretary of Leonid Kuchma.

In turn, the special representative of the Chairperson of the OSCE in the Trilateral contact group on Donbas Martin Sajdik reported that representatives of group «LNR» and Kiev agreed to the release on February 26, a total of 12 prisoners, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».

As emphasized by the security standpoint, Ukraine’s position remains that elections in ARDLA can only be performed after achieving complete silence, the withdrawal of foreign troops and the transfer of Ukraine control of the border.

«On political issues, Ukraine’s position remains that the elections in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions is possible only after the accession of complete silence, the withdrawal from the territory of Ukraine of foreign military units, the transfer of the Ukrainian control over the Ukrainian-Russian border», — she said.

Also olifer said that the Ukrainian side in the Tripartite contact group made a proposal for mine action in the «grey zone» has been the representatives of an international organisation.

«Ukraine proposes that the mine action in the so-called «grey zone» began one of the experts of international humanitarian organizations, namely, took over the marking of mined areas,» wrote the press Secretary of Leonid Kuchma.

In this vein, she noted that the continuous attacks that occur on the separation line of the parties not allow experts to work on mine.

«Especially acute is the question of systematic targeting points of entry and exit at the contact line, because these attacks pose a danger to civilians immediately», — added the press Secretary of Leonid Kuchma.

In General, speaking about the situation with the observance of the silence regime in Donbas, olifer wrote that it remains an issue of paramount importance».

«The ceasefire, a withdrawal of heavy weapons from the contact line, verification of the withdrawal of the representatives of the OSCE special monitoring mission. Daily violations of silence regime in Donbas do not allow you to move on almost any issue,» she concluded.

In turn, the representative of Ukraine in the humanitarian sub-group of the Tripartite group Irina Gerashchenko said that before April in the Donbass should be completed the clearance of the 12 priority infrastructure projects.

«An important topic was also clearance. Until the end of March to finish the clearance of the 12 identified priority infrastructure projects, but this work is going hard, using the constant violation of the regime of silence» — she wrote in their page a href=»»>Facebook on Wednesday 24 February.

«The sub-group on security issues continues its work, discusses the clearance and settlement of educational firing on the line of contact, as well as the increased number of violations of the ceasefire regime,» — said, in turn, Sidik.

According to him, the economic subgroup of the Contact group on Donbas to meet in Minsk agreed on new areas of placement of power lines in part of the Donbass, in need of clearance.

«Agreed three phase power line, requires preliminary clearance. In addition, progress has been made in establishing water supply in the Luhansk region», — said Sidik.

Also at the meeting were discussed issues of the survey of the Donetsk filter plant for further recovery and the supply of coal by rail through the line of contact.

The special representative of the OSCE in the Contact group, Sidik also said that Kiev is ready to open in early March, the new checkpoint on the line of contact in Donbas near the settlement gold.

«Ukraine has confirmed its readiness to open the crossing for road transport and humanitarian supplies near the settlement gold in the first decade of March, if you will be given security guarantees. Representatives of certain districts of Luhansk region supported the decision,» said Sidik.

In addition, the parties to the conflict in the framework of the humanitarian sub-group agreed to grant the International Committee of the red cross access to the area between the two opposing checkpoints «for the marking and fencing of minefields to such cases, as they were two weeks ago are not repeated.»

Currently on the separation line there are five control points of entry/exit: «Marinka», «zaytsevo», «Novotroitsk», «Gnutoo» and «Stanichno-Lugansk».

According to the Plenipotentiary representative of RF President in the contact group, permanent member of security Council of Russia Boris Gryzlov, next week, is expected in Minsk will be signed two agreements in order to resolve the situation in the occupied militants part of the Donbass.

«The first agreement concerns the marking and fencing of areas where demining has not yet passed,» — said Gryzlov following the meeting of the working group. He noticed that Kiev and the militants of ORDA to avoid the tragedy, agreed on the markings and special marking of mined areas.

The second agreement, he said, banning weapons drill in 15-kilometer zone from the line of separation: «it is known that such firing often provoke fire, on the other hand, especially at night».

«We discussed working versions of these documents, which is planned to be signed within the framework of the working group on security next week,» he added.

We will remind, the previous meeting in Minsk on 17 February, during the meeting, concern was expressed about the systematic violation of a ceasefire regime from fighters. As said Leonid Kuchma, without the implementation of the Minsk agreements on safety cannot resolve the situation in the Donbass.

Group meeting held in Minsk on 27 January, the Ukrainian side stayed in their positions — the election in Ukraine not controlled certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions (ORDO) must pass «under Ukrainian law, with participation of various Ukrainian political parties, Ukrainian journalists and international observers». It was also noted that the ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons remains a key condition as a complete solution for humanitarian, economic, political issues and the implementation of the Minsk agreements in General.

The outcome of Minsk: the militants will release four of the hostages, «gray zone» defuse, near Golden open CPW 24.02.2016

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