Norman Four consisting of the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany urged to stop blocking access for representatives of the OSCE Monitoring Mission, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the foreign press.
At the talks in Paris, the diplomats once again reaffirmed their commitment to the full implementation of the Minsk Agreement on the Settlement of the Situation in Donbas, and called on the parties to the conflict to reach agreement on withdrawal of weapons from the conflict zone until June 26.
"In this regard we welcome the holding of the meeting of the working group on security issues, which will take place on July 2. We call on its participants to achieve an agreement on withdrawal of tanks and other weapons under 100 millimeters until June 26," said the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
He said the withdrawal should start in the coming weeks. The foreign ministers again stressed the need for "rapid de-escalation of the conflict in the Donbas and an immediate ceasefire."
In addition, the foreign ministers of the Normandy Four called on to stop the restriction of access for the monitors of the OSCE, which excludes the control over the withdrawal of heavy weapons and is contrary to the Minsk Agreement, as well as to remove barriers that prevent delivering humanitarian aid to the conflict zone.