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 Russia Refused to Block the Border and Stop Letting Militants and Equipment to Ukraine - Klimkin

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin told of Ukraine’s proposals which did not get support from his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov during negotiations that took place on Sunday night.

The comments of Foreign Minister on this occasion were published on Interfax-Ukraine website, Censor.NET reports.

"We need three things to provide actual cease-fire but not some game of semantics over this issue, that is to make the border completely safe, to let the OSCE observers to monitor the ceasefire process everywhere, including areas along the border and release all the hostages denying any attempts to capture new ones," the Minister told the negotiating position of Ukraine.

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"Every party should do everything possible to block the border to stop shelling of our territory and prevent its penetration by the armed militants, arms and heavy weapons through the border with Russia. It is possible only if Russia will take decisive and effective steps towards de-escalation," he explained the general line of discussion.

According to Klimkin, the Russian Foreign Minister refused to guarantee compliance with these requirements by the Russian side.

"I was hoping to hear a clear commitment of the Russian side but I heard idle words mostly," the Minister noted.

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