Lukashevich: Kiev, Donetsk and Lugansk are still far from the fulfillment of the complex measures


MOSCOW, December 21. Kiev, Donetsk and Lugansk are still far from fulfilling the requirements of the package of measures of 12 February. This was stated in the Monday Russia’s permanent representative to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich.

“A discussion in the OSCE in 2015 was set against a backdrop of the unresolved crisis in Ukraine, where the OSCE plays a crucial role, he said. – Deployed one of the largest in the history of the monitoring mission, the organization participates in the work of the contact group”.

“However, the parties to the conflict – Kiev and Donetsk and Lugansk – are still far from fulfilling the requirements of the package of measures of 12 February,” – said Lukashevich.

Moscow expects

The envoy said that Moscow expects the contact group on Ukraine and the implementation of measures will continue in 2016.

“There is expectation that the work of the contact group and the implementation of measures will proceed in 2016”, – he said.

OSCE for the year was rolled back

Lukashevich said that the OSCE in 2015, “seriously rolled back” in the field discuss issues of European security.

“In my opinion, the organization of this year seriously went backwards, he said. – First of all, it concerns the state of Affairs in the dialogue on European security”.

Lukashevich noted that “serious discussion on a number of issues of European security does not happen”.

Thus, Russia’s permanent representative to the OSCE added that he expects to be taken seriously in Germany to the debate on European security in the post of the OSCE chair in 2016. “We hope that the German presidency, which begins its watch from 1 January 2016, will seriously consider this issue and find a way and a form to continue discussions on a range of issues of European security,” he said.

Russia expects serious work Germany

Lukashevich also noted that Russia expects Germany as OSCE chair in 2016 will seriously consider the discussion of European security issues.

“We hope that the German presidency, which begins its watch from 1 January 2016, will seriously consider this issue and find a way and a form to continue discussions on a range of issues of European security,” he said.