During his flight to Mongolia, the President “put together” a plan which presumes a ceasefire, an exchange of hostages and the establishment of humanitarian corridors.
Moscow. September 3. interfax.ru. Russian President Vladimir Putin things that in order to stop the bloodshed and stabilize the situation in the southeast of Ukraine, both sides of the conflict have to agree on and conduct a number of measures.
“First: to stop active advance operations of armed forces, armed formations of the rebellion in the southeast of Ukraine in Donetsk and Luhansk directions,” Putin told the journalists. He explained that he “put together” his own plan to regulate the crisis during his flight to Mongolia.
Second: to remove armed departments of the Ukrainian military forces to a distance that excludes the possibility of fire on residential areas by the artillery and all missile launch systems.
Third: to ensure total and objective international control over the adherence to ceasefire conditions and monitoring of the situation which is thus created in the safe zone.
Fourth: to exclude the usage of military aviation against civilians and localities within the conflict zone.
Fifth: to organize an exchange of hostages in the “all for all” format without any preliminary conditions.
Sixth: open humanitarian corridors for transportation of refugees and delivery of humanitarian cargo into the cities and other localities of Donbas: Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.
Seventh: to ensure the possibility of sending renovation brigades to the damaged localities of Donbas in order to restore the objects of social and life infrastructure and to lend them assistance.
Putin thinks that final agreements between the Kyiv government and the representatives of the southeast of Ukraine may be reached and documented during the contact group meeting appointed for September 5 of the current year.
Translated by Mariya Shcherbinina