Lavrov Calls on OSCE to Demand Kiev to Stop Ceasefire Violations in Donetsk

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged the OSCE Chairman in a telephone conversation to demand Kiev to stop ceasefire violations in Donetsk.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on Chairperson of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Ivica Dacic to demand Kiev to stop ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement Sunday.

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“In connection with the reports on the Armed Forces of Ukraine having begun shelling of Donetsk from large-caliber guns, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov urged OSCE Chairman… Ivica Dacic in a telephone conversation to use his authority so that special monitoring mission of the OSCE in Ukraine demanded Kiev to immediately stop gross violation of the Minsk Agreements,” the statement published on the ministry's official Facebook page said.

Dacic assured Lavrov, that he will undertake all the necessary measures, according to the statement.

Under the deal, the OSCE has been given the responsibility of monitoring the situation in Ukraine. The OSCE focused on overseeing adherence to the February 15 ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weaponry from the line of contact.

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