Russia terrified watching monuments destroyed in Palmyra — culture ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 21, 17:08
Russian bombers deliver successfully strikes on terrorists' facilities in SyriaWorld January 21, 15:39
Denmark uses Russian data in its application for expanding shelf — ministerBusiness & Economy January 21, 15:15
Agreement on bases in Syria to serve strengthening of stability in Middle East — MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 21:18
Trump's inaugural address: When America is united, America is totally unstoppableWorld January 20, 20:57
Hermitage chief: New Palmyra destruction comes across as militants' vengeanceRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 20:29
Russia's first deputy PM wants to keep current tax system for next political cycleBusiness & Economy January 20, 19:53
Russia’s Shipulin clinches gold in 20km individual race of IBU World Cup stage in ItalySport January 20, 19:18
Prominent Russian adventurer Konyukhov to take samples from Mariana Trench floorSociety & Culture January 20, 19:15
MOSCOW, March 23. /TASS/. The situation in Ukraine requires mine-clearing operations and disengagement of military units, Germany’s visiting Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier said after a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday.
"For now we are unable to say how to go about the business of implementing the Minsk Accords either from the political standpoint or from the standpoint of security," he said. "We should keep working on this. I am glad that the OSCE with support from the Normandy format will be conducting the necessary preparations with the deputy head of the OSCE’ Special Monitoring Mission Alexander Hug and chief of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission Ertugrul Apakan."
Steinmeier said at Wednesday’s meeting the two parties agreed joint action and exchanged ideas.
"In particular, steps to be taken to better the security situation. On the one hand, this concerns the actual verifiability of weapons to be pulled out, and on the other, mine-clearing operations and the disengagement of military units," Steinmeier said.
Truce violations in the southeast of Ukraine occur mostly because the conflicting parties are too close to each other, he said.