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Russian Foreign Ministry: OSCE Mission wants to know too much

The Russian Foreign Ministry accused the observers in presenting 'unreasonable demands' to the DPR and LPR militants regarding the provision of comprehensive data on weapons and withdrawal routes.

Russian Foreign Ministry is dissatisfied with the work of the OSCE mission in Ukraine and is accusing the observers in presenting "unreasonable demands" to the DPR and LPR militants regarding the provision of complete data on arms and withdrawal routes. It was announced today in Moscow by the spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich.

"The OSCE mission should monitor the security zone, but not the new places of arms dislocation," Lukashevich said.

"The mission had unreasonable demands to the representatives of the DPR and LPR to provide complete data on weapons locations, routes and time of weapon withdrawal, and places of its storage. The Minsk agreements dated February 12 do not involve anything of it," Lukashevich says.

According to him, the militants have already provided the necessary information to the inspectors of the OSCE.

"Now the situation with the observation is being remedied, as evidenced by the recent reports of the OSCE mission. We hope that the leadership of the mission will stick to their statements and make the necessary efforts to carry out the functions of monitoring and verification of the ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons," Lukashevich said.

It should be noted that the LPR militants continue to block the work of the OSCE observers in Ukraine, not letting them get to the final bases for the stationing of heavy weapons withdrawn from the line of contact.