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23 November 2020, 20:31

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Ukraine's Actions Plan contains instructions to Europe and Russia - Miroshnik

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LUGANSK, November 23 (Lugansk Media Centre) – Ukraine's Actions Plan for Donbass doles out errands for Russia, Germany and France and the OSCE member countries, LPR representative in the subgroup Rodion Miroshnik said speaking an online press conference organized by the TASS News agency.

Earlier media reported that Ukraine's plan previews transfer of border control to Kiev before the local elections, disbanding of the People's Militia, sending in SMM police contingent, but restoring bank and finance systems and assuming social obligations only two years after the elections.

"A criteria of document's inadequacy is the fact that it contains a number of articles that contain instructions to the leaders of the Normandy Four and the OSCE. Ukraine suggests a rewriting of the OSCE mandate on behalf of its 57 members and provide it with certain powers not agreed to by the OSCE Permanent Council," Miroshnik said.

Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014. Conflict settlement relies on the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements, signed on February 12, 2015 in the Belarussian capital by the Contact Group members and coordinated by the Normandy Four heads of states (Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine). The UN Security Council approved the document by Resolution No 2202 of February 17, 2015 and called upon the parties to ensure its implementation.

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.

To facilitate the work of the Contact Group, four working groups were set up under its aegis to deal with issues of security, politics, return of internally displaced people and refuges, as well as with social, humanitarian, economic and rehabilitation issues.

LuganskMediaCentre — 23 November — Lugansk