OSCE fears new outbreaks of violence in Donbas

ОБСЕ опасается новой вспышки насилия в Донбассе

Alexander hug fears new outbreaks of fighting in the spring.

Deputy head of Special monitoring mission of the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Ukraine, Alexander hug expressed extreme irritation with politicians on the resumption of the agreements that daily massively violated by the parties to the conflict in the Donbass.

“Very confusing, when dealing with the “truce” inside “truce” immediately after “truce” and around the “truce”,” the hug said in an interview with DW on Tuesday, February 28, in Brussels where he held consultations with representatives of NATO and the EU.

According to him, “the population in the East of Ukraine for a long time did not understand why it does not end, despite the statements of leaders.”

Although the number of ceasefire violations in recent days declined significantly ( 27 February, the OSCE mission has recorded 450 explosions in the Donetsk and 60 in the Luhansk region), Alexander hug believes that a complete cessation of clashes for a long time it will be possible only when both sides fulfill their commitments and take heavy weapons from the contact line, so that along this line there was a safety zone at a depth of 50 kilometers.

If this does not happen, then, according to the BBC, following the outbreak of fighting in the Donbass will be even more powerful than at the end of January this year.

Hug noted that the situation has not changed, and heavy weapons is still in the conflict zone, and “we see it every day.”

According to him, the current respite both parties will use in order to “enjoy the spring sun and for the rotation of forces, resupply ammunition, and strengthen their positions.” So the “tensions will increase”, said the OSCE representative.

According to him, the international community is trying to bandage the terrible wound, but the infection that created this wound, no one does”.

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