The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is disappointed by the actions of Russia, which blocks the expansion of the mandate of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to the entire stretch of the border adjacent to the occupied regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, according to the information on the Foreign Ministry website.
At the same time, the message also informed about the extension of the Monitoring Mission mandate to two Russian checkpoints "Gukovo" and "Donetsk".
The refusal of the Russian Federation was regarded as evidence of the intention to continue the supply of arms, ammunition and military equipment, regular troops, mercenaries in order to support terrorist activities in the territory of Ukraine.
Ukraine again urged Russia to fulfill its commitments under the Minsk agreements, including the need to implement and ensure OSCE monitoring of the Ukrainian-Russian border.
Earlier, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the international organizations in Vienna Ihor Prokopchuk at a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council stated that the Russian occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol continues to be characterized by a flagrant violation of international law, suppression of the opposition to occupation and systematic persecution of Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars as the most vulnerable communities that suffered most during the occupation.