15 February 2017, 21:04


New disengagement accord reached in Minsk, LPR doubts Kiev’s good faith

LPR envoy to Minsk talks Vladislav Deinego said he doubted that Kiev would fulfil the accords on disengagement of hardware which the Contact Group reached earlier in the day.

“At the Contact Group meeting, OSCE Special Monitoring Mission chief monitor Ertugrul Apakan raised the disengagement issues which had already been approved by Minsk documents,” Deinego told Lugansk Media Centre.

A fragile verbal accord has been reached on the date of heavy weapons withdrawal. “We (LPR – eds Lugansk Media Centre) have good reasons to doubt Ukraine’s good faith, because Stanitsa Luganskaya disengagement practice tells us otherwise,” Deinego said.

“It’s been five months since the framework agreement on disengagement of forces and hardware was signed. The first stage had to be completed within 30 days, but things are still where they started. However, we hope that Ukraine would fulfil the obligations it assumed today,” he underlined.

Apakan plans to prepare a review of how the sides implemented earlier security accords. “At LPR’s insistence, a key issue in the review will be the implementation of the framework agreement on Stanitsa Luganskaya disengagement,” the envoy said.


LuganskMediaCentre — 15 February — Lugansk