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Moscow criticizes West on OSCE meeting and Kiev wants truce "real"

The head of Russian diplomacy criticizes the West for assigning constantly blames Moscow for the crisis in the East of Ukraine.

On the second day of the meeting of the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe, in the city of Basel, Switzerland Mr Lavrov reiterated the call for direct negotiations between Kiev and the separatist rebels.

Lavrov also stated that "the role of special OSCE monitoring mission is increasing ... Will oversee the withdrawal of heavy weapons of the dividing line, as well as the respect of the ceasefire between the forces of Kiev and the militias ".

The Ukrainian counterpart said expect the truce that should enter into force on the day 9 is "really" applied, contrary to precedent.

Pavlo Klimkin said that "in the current situation, it is necessary to find a new impetus for the OSCE to become really political, to be able to act in the face of the challenges to European security and propel peace efforts on the European continent".

Kiev is trying to gather around the same table, next week, representatives of OSCE, the rebels and the Ukrainian and Russian presidencies.

Rodrigo Barbosa | With REUTEURS/AFP

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