OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter stated: "We were unable to reach consensus on all issues related to the draft declaration on the crisis in Ukraine and around it," Censor.NET reports citing TASS. "The discussion shows that there are differences in the assessments of the causes of the crisis," Burkhalter said. "Indeed, we have not been able to reach a consensus on the declaration on Ukraine today, but we are getting closer, and I hope, in the end, we will be able to reach it," he said.
"The main thing was different points of view on the causes of the Ukrainian crisis. Now there is no consensus view on this issue," he added. Burkhalter also said that the announced cease-fire between the so-called DPR and LPR, on the one hand, and Kyiv, on the other hand, is a positive development and is in line with the Minsk agreements.
"But we should be careful. There are many aspects that are not completely clear. But it is a positive development, we discussed this issue with Russia and Ukraine during various bilateral meetings," Burkhalter said.