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29 March 2017, 20:24

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Republics insist on ecological inspections on Kiev-controlled territories - Kobtseva

The Donbass Republics insist on ecological inspections on Kiev-controlled territories of Lugansk and Donetsk regions, said LPR representative in the Contact Group humanitarian subgroup Olga Kobtseva.

"During today's meeting the members of humanitarian subgroup paid special attention to the necessity to inspect enterprises and mines in Kiev-controlled territories which may be hazardous", she said.

"We also raised issues of forest cuttings in on Kiev-controlled territories", Kobtseva added.

LPR and DPR earlier voiced a suggestion to establish a committee including the Emergency Ministry experts, international and social organizations tasked with assessing risk factors of strategic enterprises located in Kiev-controlled territories.

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 Lugansk regions.

LuganskMediaCentre — 29 March — Lugansk