The Quartet endorsed the military mission of the OSCE in the Donbass

"Четверка" одобрила военную миссию ОБСЕ в Донбассе

The parties have begun consultations on this issue.

During telephone conversations in the Normandy format with participation of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the sides supported the need to deploy a police mission of the OSCE in the Donbas.

“The leaders of Ukraine, France, Germany and Russia expressed support for the deployment of police mission of the OSCE in the Donbass and the beginning of consultations on this issue”, – said the press service of the President of Ukraine, issued on Tuesday night.

“Noted the importance of strict observance of the ceasefire, improving the efficiency of activities in the conflict zone the special monitoring mission of the OSCE by giving it additional powers, as well as strengthening the joint center for control and coordination”, – stated in the message of the Kremlin.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin urged to stop the shelling of settlements of Donbass. “Emphasized that a key element of the settlement should be direct dialogue between Kiev, Donetsk and Lugansk for the full and comprehensive implementation of the Minsk agreements of February 12, 2015”, – stated in the message of the Kremlin.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko noted the deterioration of the security situation in the Donbas and called on Russia to withdraw its troops from the occupied part of Donbass.

“The two sides agreed to continue political dialogue needs strong de-escalation and complete cease-fire. The President of Ukraine has underlined that Russia must withdraw its troops from the occupied part of Ukraine and to stop supplying weapons there”, – said the press service of the President of Ukraine.

“Petro Poroshenko has called on Russia to release all Ukrainian hostages, including Hope Savchenko, Gennady Afanasievo, Yuriy Soloshenko,” – said in the message.

“Partners in the “channel format” agreed transmitted with the DPR and LPR package of proposals regarding local elections, special status, Amnesty and decentralization, which should be carefully considered in the Contact group”, – said the press service of the Kremlin.

Earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected U.S. President Barack Obama in the extension of the “channel format” at the expense of the United States.

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