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Kiev Says to Resume Talks With LPR, DPR After OSCE Police Mission Deployed

© REUTERS / Alexander ErmochenkoDeputy Chief of the OSCE's Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Alexander Hug (L), with members of the mission, walks past a burnt tank as he inspects an area between DPR forces and Ukrainian government troops in the village of Kominternove north-east of the port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, January 15, 2016
Deputy Chief of the OSCE's Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Alexander Hug (L), with members of the mission, walks past a burnt tank as he inspects an area between DPR forces and Ukrainian government troops in the village of Kominternove north-east of the port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, January 15, 2016 - Sputnik International
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The Ukrainian government will resume political process with the country's breakaway self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics (LPR and DPR) after an Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) police mission is deployed there, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Saturday.

A member of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) monitors the withdrawal of tanks of the Ukrainian armed forces near the village of Nyzhnje in Luhansk region, Ukraine, October 5, 2015 - Sputnik International
OSCE Open to Discussion on Deploying Police Mission in Donbass
KIEV (Sputnik) — The president added that Donbas restoration must be a priority for Ukraine.

"We are preparing to renew the political process, but it can start only when OSCE international military observers are deployed at the contact line to ensure 100-percent ceasefire, and heavy weapons and artillery will be withdrawn according to the Minsk agreements… When control of the Ukrainian-Russian border will be transferred to the armed OSCE mission and to the Ukrainian border guards after that," Poroshenko said in an address during his visit to eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk.

Kiev authorities launched a military operation against pro-independence militias in eastern Ukraine in 2014. The confrontation has claimed over 9,000 lives, according to the UN estimates.

In late April, 2016, Poroshenko said he expected the OSCE to deploy a police mission in Ukraine's Donbas region in the near future to control the ceasefire.

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