The OSCE has told about a new peace plan for Donbass

The OSCE has told about a new peace plan for Donbass

MOSCOW, January 28 — RIA Novosti. The special representative of the OSCE at negotiations in Minsk told about the new plan of peaceful settlement in the Donbass in an interview with the Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung.

According to the diplomat, for the implementation of the key points of the Minsk agreements — conduct of elections — outside assistance was needed. The new plan provides that the organization of these elections will be engaged in the UN, since the OSCE is the function of the observers.

The document must be approved by the participants of the “Normandy four” — Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany. It has already been presented at the meeting of the Council of foreign Ministers of the OSCE in Milan, which took place in December 2018. It was attended by representatives of all the countries mentioned.

The plan also provides for the establishment of the DNI and LC of the transitional UN administration, which would monitor the implementation of the plan. The Sajdik did not mention the size of the UN peacekeeping mission.

The Ukrainian side in 2015 seeking introduction into the conflict zone for UN peacekeepers. Russian President Vladimir Putin has also expressed support for the idea of a peacekeeping mission, but the Kremlin stressed that we are talking about the security of OSCE personnel. In Ukraine, however, believe that the mission should have wider powers and be placed in the entire territory of Donbas.

The settlement of the conflict in the Donbass are discussed during the meetings in Minsk of the contact group. Since September 2014, she managed to take three of a document providing steps to de-escalate the situation, but to achieve a permanent ceasefire remains elusive.