DND insists on the timing of passage of people through a checkpoint in the Donbass
The envoy of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic in the contact group, foreign Minister DND Natalia Nikonorova said about the necessity of sychronisation pass process people through the line of contact between Kiev and Donbass.
The negotiations of the contact group on the Donbas held on Wednesday. In DND reported that the teleconference was interrupted for technical reasons, negotiations are scheduled for June 15.
"The Republic insisted on the need for a synchronization pass process, with the right to enter the territory of the Republic will have exactly the needy persons, a list which has long been known, and with observance of all necessary sanitary-epidemiological requirements", - quotes the words of Nikanorovoj press service of the foreign Ministry DND.
She noted that it is also important to determine the time of operation of these corridors. Themselves the checkpoints must be closed to stabilize the epidemic situation.
"However, at the very moment when the parties had to go to the specifics and to synchronize their actions on the issue of work KPVV for humanitarian purposes, representatives of the Ukrainian delegation left with a connection for technical reasons," added Nikonorova.
According to her, the issue of creation of humanitarian corridors the contact group will continue on Monday.
Earlier, the press center of the operation of the United forces of Ukraine reported that checkpoints in the Donbas will resume on June 10. In an interdepartmental operational headquarters of the DNR to prevent the introduction and spread of the coronavirus also stated that transmission from the DNR as long as they are closed due to the threat of proliferation COVID-19. The Ministry of health DND noted that Republic had offered to Kiev to organize humanitarian corridors for citizens crossing through the line of contact, but a month and a half, the answer has not received.
By the decision of Kiev in 2015 with uncontrolled Ukrainian authorities territories of Donbas entered in the transmission mode. To enter or leave the DNI and the LC is possible only through checkpoints or through the territory of the Russian Federation. In the Donetsk region, there are four crossing points. The LC is valid only pedestrian checkpoint "Stanitsa Lugansk". OSCE observers said that the transport and economic blockade leads to humanitarian disaster in the region, and urged to open more crossing points. In March, the people pass through the line of contact have been suspended in connection with the situation with COVID-19.
The Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict were about 13 thousand people.
The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, including during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which from September 2014 adopted three documents regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict continue shooting.