geographical scope of spots in the East of Ukraine attended by the OSCE
monitoring mission and intensifying of its activity, targeting a comprehensive
monitoring of compliance by the parties to the conflict of a cease-fire regime,
were discussed at a meeting of the Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister of
Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities Volodymyr Groysman, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, the Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring
Mission to Ukraine Ertugrul Apakan
and representatives of the Ukrainian security and the military departments.
"For us it is
extremely important to preserve the ceasefire as every hour it saves lives and prevents
further damages. However, it is important for us that monitoring which allows to see the real picture of keeping by the parties of this
regime was objective and was disseminated among all respective points,"
said Volodymyr Groysman.
He stressed that
Ukraine fully complied with all agreements and obligations it assumed
concerning the ceasefire regime. However, in the last three days militants,
according to the Ukrainian military, have made 45 shots.
Ertugrul Apakan reported
that presently in the conflict zone there were 60 members of the OSCE
monitoring mission, and the number of specialists would be expanded.
"We will do
everything to ensure successful monitoring. Our representatives will attend the
hot spots and all the points the sides contact in," said the Chief Monitor
of the OSCE mission.
The parties stressed
the need to preserve the publicity of the observation process and discussed
plans to provide constant informing on the real situation with functioning of
the ceasefire regime in the conflict zone.