27 September 2016, 12:20



Igor Plotnitskiy meets Alexander Hug, disengagement and crossing points discussed

LPR Head Igor Plotnitsky met representatives of OSCE Special Monitoring Mission, including Principal Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug, they discussed the implementation of the Framework Agreement on Disengagement of Forces and Military Hardware, Plotnitskiy's press office reported.

"Also they brought up an issue of crossing points. Alexander Hug expressed concerns over wooden bridge in Stanitsa Luganskaya poor condition, while Plotnitsky ensured him a new bridge, a sound one, will soon be constructed. He urged SMM to influence Ukrainian side to prevent it from hampering the repairs."

"The possibility of launching automobile crossing points in Schastye and Zolotoye was discussed," the statement reads.

LPR and DPR representatives at a meeting in Minsk on September, 21 initialed a framework agreement on partial pullback of forces in Donbass, that was also signed by representatives of Ukraine, Russia and OSCE. The document provides for three disengagement areas around Zolotoye, Stanitsa Lugaskaya and Petrovskoe (DPR territory). Heads of LPR and DPR Igor Plotnitskiy and Aleksandr Zakharchenko signed the agreement on September 22 and 23, respectively.

The Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements was adopted by the Contact Group on Ukraine on February 12, 2015 and supported by member states of the "Normandy Four" (Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France). The UN Security Council approved the document by its 2202 Resolution and called upon all the sides to ensure full implementation of the Package of Measures.

The document provides for comprehensive ceasefire, withdrawal of all heavy weapons from the contact line, starting a dialog on reconstruction of social and economic ties between Kiev and Donbass. It also envisages carrying out constitutional reform in Ukraine providing for decentralization and adopting permanent legislation on a special status of certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

LuganskMediaCentre — 27 September — Lugansk