The OSCE permanent Council approved the decision to extend the mandate of the OSCE observer mission at two Russian checkpoints “Gukovo” and “Donetsk” on the border with Ukraine until 31 October 2017.

In a statement released on Friday the comments of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine for this reason it is noted that the Ukrainian foreign Ministry “takes note of the decision”. In the foreign Ministry of Ukraine reported that disappointed with the position of the Russian Federation, which remains the only state in the OSCE, preventing the extension of the mandate of the Mission for the entire parcel boundary adjacent to the temporarily uncontrolled by the Ukrainian government of the territory of certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions .

“We regard such actions of the Russian Federation as a conscious unwillingness to help de-escalate the situation in Donbas and the intention to continue the supply of heavy weapons, military equipment and ammunition, regular troops, militias and mercenaries, to support terrorist activities on the territory of Ukraine”, – stressed in the Ministry.

Also, the Ukrainian foreign Ministry urged the Russian side to rigorous fulfillment of undertaken obligations under the Minsk agreements, including the comprehensive and continuous monitoring of the OSCE at the border that is critical to de-escalate the situation in Donbass”.