During a visit to Tokyo, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that he doubted the establishment of a long-term truce in the Donbas, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to Deutsche Welle.
"The situation on the ground is very difficult and tense despite a declared ceasefire. We still have many shells thrown by terrorists in eastern Ukraine," Klimkin said.
"There was always a problem of lack of trust in relations between Ukraine and Russia… we can't rely on any kinds of agreements between us and Russians," the Minister said.
"And exactly because of that we need (a) consistent position of the whole international community for defending Ukraine peace and Ukrainian territorial sovereignty and territorial integrity," he added.
According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, "clear monitoring and verification by the OSCE monitoring mission" can be an effective measure in this context.