OSCE Revealed Minsk Truce Protocol. DOCUMENT


The OSCE has revealed the 12-point roadmap behind the September 5 truce signed in Minsk.

Censor.NET reports, referring to Radiosvoboda.ua.

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) published a copy of the protocol signed on Friday after the trilateral contact group meeting in Minsk regarding the conflict in Ukraine early on Sunday, with only a PDF document in Russian available so far.

The document, titled 'Protocol on the results of consultations of the Trilateral Contact Group' and signed in Minsk on September 5, outlines what needs to be done for the ceasefire to stay in place. According to the protocol, immediate bilateral ceasefire is the first required step. The OSCE is responsible for the monitoring and verification of the ceasefire regime observance by the conflict sides.

"To decentralize power, including through the adoption by Ukraine of law 'on provisional procedure for local government in parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions (law on special status),'" states one of the provisions in the document.

Another point emphasizes that "early local elections" are to be held in light of the special status of both regions. The early elections must be held in accordance with the same proposed law, it says.

Kiev must then continue an "inclusive nationwide dialogue," the document stresses.

The roadmap also implies an amnesty for anti-government forces in Donbass: "To adopt a law, prohibiting prosecution or punishment of people in relation to the events that took place in individual areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine."

Some of the other provisions of the truce include monitoring of the ceasefire inside Ukraine and on the Russia-Ukraine border by international OSCE observers, the freeing of all prisoners of war, and the opening of humanitarian corridors.

A "safety zone" is to be created with the participation of the OSCE on the Russia-Ukraine border, the document says.

It also calls for measures to improve the dire humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine, and urges in a separate point that a program for Donbass' economic development is to be adopted.

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