April 6, in Minsk, a meeting in the Norman format was held at the level of Diplomatic Advisers for the leaders of Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia, according to the website of the President of Ukraine.
During the consultations, the sides discussed aspects of the implementation of the Minsk agreements and stressed the priority in the implementation of their components regarding security.
The representatives of Ukraine, Germany and France condemned the violations of the ceasefire regime introduced on April 1, 2017 by the pro-Russian militants. The parties stood for the immediate consolidation of the "ceasefire regime" in the Donbas.
A special emphasis was placed on ensuring safe conditions for the activities of the OSCE SMM in Donbas and granting the Mission access to the entire occupied territory. The Russian Federation was called for taking all the necessary measures to stop intimidation of the Mission's observers by the militants. It was noted that the SMM should have all the possibilities for full monitoring.
Ukraine, Germany and France called on Russia to enable the process of releasing hostages in the Donbas, in particular on the eve of the Easter holidays.
Ukraine stressed that Russia's recent moves and the militants supported by it in the Donbas, in particular, the actual expropriation of Ukrainian enterprises and the recognition of illegal documents, contradict the Minsk agreements and threaten the entire settlement process.
The parties agreed to continue intensive contacts within the Normandy format in order to agree on a road map for the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
At a meeting with the Foreign Ministers of Great Britain and Poland, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated that the confiscation of Ukrainian assets in ORDLO and their granting to individuals from the Russian Federation, as well as the introduction of Donbas into the Ruble zone and the supply of Russian gas and electricity, are evidence to the Russian occupation of these territories.
Earlier, the Head of the Ministry of Justice Pavel Petrenko said that Russia as an aggressor country and actual leader of terrorists in the Donbas should be held liable before the court for the seizure of enterprises in the occupied territory of Ukraine. He promised that Ukraine would include episodes of the so-called "nationalization" of enterprises by pro-Russian terrorist groups in their international claims against the Russian Federation.