February 26, 2015
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After Worldwide scrutiny about failure to comply with their Duties, OSCE Witnessed and recorded Withdrawal of heavy weapons of the breakaway militia Donetsk People's Republic So now a recorded by special experts monitoring mission of the OSCE in Ukraine has begun.
According to the report of observers, published February 25, observers recorded the column with 122-mm howitzers in the area of Makeyevka.The column was moving eastward. In the area Ilovaysk also been fixed column with trucks to tow the 152-millimeter howitzers to the south. In addition, the report states that cases of ceasefire violation halved, but the situation remains tense at Mariupol.
Self-proclaimed leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republic Alexander and Igor Zakharchenko Carpenter signed the plan withdrawal of heavy weapons from the line of contact between the parties on 21 February. This was one of the main conditions of the Minsk agreements reached in the capital of Belarus after the talks the leaders of "Norman Four" in mid-February. Following the meeting also signed a ceasefire agreement.
OSCE concerned Kiev units are not withdrawing heavy armaments
February 25, 19:27
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The Ukrainian military claim they need "a pause of some kind", says Russia’s permanent representative to the OSCE
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Moscow calls on OSCE mission to monitor heavy weapons withdrawal in east Ukraine
MOSCOW, February 25. /TASS/. European security organization OSCE is concerned that Ukrainian Armed Forces in Donbas are not pulling out their heavy armaments, Russia’s permanent representative to the OSCE, Andrey Kelin, told Rossiya’24 news channel.
‘Ukrainian military are keeping silent for the time being, they are not pulling heavy armaments out and are speaking of the need for a pause of some kind," he said.
"This really causes serious concern on the part of the OSCE," Kelin said.
"This pause can last indefinitely and the fact won’t help in terms of compliance with the first paragraph of the Minsk accords," he said.