The expanding 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 distributed 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.