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 Ukraine, OSCE agreed upon plan on control over Russian border in Donbas, Russia pushes back, - Foreign Minister Klimkin

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and Ukrainian government have agreed an action plan for the observers to take the section of Ukrainian border with Russia in the Donbas under their control.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said delivering a speech at the Key Issues of the Year national expert forum, Censor.NET reports citing RBC-Ukraine.

"There is a plan agreed with the OSCE for the observers to start controlling the militants-held part of the border in the Donbas," Klimkin said.

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However, Klimkin unveiled no details of the plan. The minister said that Russia was deliberately dragging out negotiations on Minsk agreements implementation.

"We cannot accept a compromise on Minsk [agreements]. The Minsk agreements must be just fulfilled. In turn, Russia is trying to distort the logic of Minsk [deal]," the official explained.

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Klimkin also noted that the plan consisted of three items: 1. Nine OSCE bases must be deployed at the section of the border beyond control of the Ukrainian government; 2. The surveillance equipment, including infrared cameras, must be installed at the border; 3. The OSCE observers must be deployed at all border crossing points and be free to monitor.

"If we manage to do this, then we will actually have quite a reliable guarantee that the inflow of Russian regular troops and hardware, and mercenaries, and ammunition, and everything else they have there will be blocked by the OSCE," the diplomat said.

He also clarified that Russia had not yet agreed to that plan. According to Klimkin, the number of staff of a possible OSCE mission to the Donbas has not been agreed yet.

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Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n410221