Poroshenko and Kerry coordinate their positions on UN Security Council's resolution on Ukraine

17 february 2015 | 13:05

Poroshenko and Kerry believe that the lack of the OSCE access to monitoring and verification prevents de-escalation in the Donbas.

Kerry has assured Poroshenko in the US support for the UN resolution on Ukraine at the UN Security Council
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has held a telephone conversation with the US Secretary of State John Kerry.

"The President of Ukraine and US Secretary of State have coordinated position on further steps, including the draft UN Security Council's resolution on Ukraine", - says the press service of the Ukrainian President.

John Kerry assured Poroshenko in Ukraine's position support by the United States.

Poroshenko and Kerry expressed concern that despite the Minsk agreements signed on February 12, the ceasefire regime is violated by the militants, especially in the area of Debal'tsevo.

Read more: Poroshenko talks to Merkel and Putin about withdrawal of heavy weapon from the Donbas

"Petro Poroshenko and John Kerry have also agreed that the lack of OSCE access to monitoring and verification is not conducive to further withdrawal of military equipment and de-escalation" – says the report.

Participants have stressed the need for all the positions of Minsk agreements implementation, including the restoration of control over the Ukrainian-Russian border.

The OSCE observers plan to visit Debal'tseve on February 17.

Earlier, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin announced that members of the illegal armed groups did not allow the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to access Debal'tseve on Sunday.

Read more: OSCE: Changing status quo around Debal'tsevo contradicts Minsk agreements

Media reported that Russia is trying to "push" its vision of the Minsk agreements at the UN Security Council in which all the responsibility for the peace process rests solely on Ukraine.

Source: ZN.UA

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