Russia at the upcoming meeting of the contact group in Minsk will require an international investigation into the murder of the head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic (DND) Alexander Zakharchenko.

Boris Gryzlov. Photo:

This was stated to journalists on Tuesday the Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation for talks in Minsk, Boris Gryzlov.

“Tomorrow at the meeting of the contact group we will raise the question of an international investigation into the assassination of the leader of the DND Alexander Zakharchenko, he said. — I believe that this investigation should be as open and objective, involving all the participants of the Minsk process”.

Gryzlov recalled in this context that the complex of measures on implementation of Minsk agreements of February 12, 2015, which is a signature Zakharchenko, — the document approved by the UN Security Council and received international recognition and legitimation . “I consider it necessary in the organization of this work [investigations] use of the potential of the contact group, which meets regularly with the involvement of the OSCE. OSCE representatives are constantly working in the contact group and its subgroups. In addition, the OSCE is represented in the conflict”, — stressed the Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation.

Alexander Zakharchenko was killed on August 31 when an explosion in a cafe in the center of Donetsk. With him died his bodyguard, injuring 12 people.

Law-enforcement agencies detained several suspects they said about the involvement of Kiev to the crime. The security Service of Ukraine has denied any connection to the incident.

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