Russia wants OSCE to use influence over Kiev to sabotage Minsk deal – Foreign Ministry – Russian Politics & Diplomacy



MOSCOW, June 20. / TASS /. During talks with OSCE Secretary General Helga Schmid on June 21, Russia plans to call on the organization’s leaders to use their influence on Kiev, which sabotaged the Minsk accords and evaded dialogue with Donetsk and Lugansk, said the Russian Foreign Ministry. in a statement Sunday.

“Regarding the internal Ukrainian conflict, we plan to discuss the work of the contact group, where the OSCE coordinates direct dialogue between Kiev, Donetsk and Lugansk as parties to the conflict with the aim of implementing the package measures from Minsk. We will call on the OSCE leaders to use their influence on Kiev, which sabotages the implementation of the Minsk package of measures and avoids dialogue with Donetsk and Lugansk, “the ministry said before a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the OSCE. chief.

During the talks, Russia plans to comment on OSCE reports on the special monitoring mission to Ukraine. “Observers are in no rush to confirm data on casualties and damage to civilian facilities in Donbass. They more rarely name the party that carried out the bombing, although there are possibilities to determine this. We emphasize that the mandate of the mission extends to the entire territory of Ukraine, ”the ministry said.

“The observers should report on the situation regarding respect for human rights, pay attention to the situation of ethnic minorities. However, the attention paid to these aspects, especially in the context of the explosion of neo-Nazism in the country, violations of the language and of the rights to education of its citizens, is insufficient, ”he said. declared.

Lavrov and Schmid are scheduled to hold a meeting in Moscow on June 21. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the agenda for the talks includes a wide range of OSCE work issues in three security dimensions – military and political, economic and environmental and human rights.


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