The Deputy of the state Duma from “United Russia” Vitaly Milonov sent a letter to the speaker of the lower chamber Vyacheslav Volodin with a request to send a team of parliamentarians to the East of Donbass to objectively monitor the conflict zone. On Friday, June 9, according to radio station “Moscow Says”.
International observers, according to Milonov, can not cope with their tasks.
“It is obvious that such a complex situation requires additional forces. In this regard, please consider the possibility of creating a broad working group of the deputies of the State Duma to implement a balanced and unbiased monitoring of the situation on the contact line”, — stated in the letter from the MP.
In addition, he believes that the presence of the working group will help to promote the peace process and “will serve as a deterrent against the violation of the Minsk agreements”.
On 7 June it became known that the Armed forces of Ukraine (APU) lost 10 people while trying to break through militia positions near the village of Zholobok Slavyanoserbsk district. On the same day of the 122-millimeter howitzers were fired at the settlements of Donetsk, Frunze, city of Stakhanov and Kirovsk.
The head of the working group of the self-proclaimed Lugansk Republic (LPR) in Minsk on the exchange of prisoners of war Olga Kobzeva said that he had requested in connection with an event explanation from the Ukrainian command. “I told the information about the devastation and established the fact of violation of Minsk agreements by Ukraine”, — she said.
In the conflict zone in Ukraine since March 2014, a special OSCE monitoring mission (SMM). She began her work in connection with the appeal of the Ukrainian government to the organization. SMM is an unarmed civilian mission, the main objectives of which objective observation of the situation and reporting on what is happening.
The Minsk agreements — a document adopted in February 2015 leaders of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia in the format “Norman Quartet”, aimed at de-escalation of the armed conflict in the East of Donbass.