The Ministries of France and Germany issued a joint statement on the situation in Donbass. The representatives of the parties in the so-called Normandy Group stated that, that Paris and Berlin are concerned about the growing number of ceasefire violations along the contact line in Donbas.
The joint statement says, that "Berlin and Paris are closely monitoring the movements of Russian troops", and also monitor the situation in Donbass.
From the statement of the foreign ministers of Germany and France:
We call on both sides for restraint and immediate de-escalation.
In Kiev, meanwhile, they said, that "thereby in Europe they demonstrated support for Ukraine".
However, European experts, commenting on statements about "close monitoring of the movement of Russian troops", notice a clear "one-sidedness". In particular, in the European blogosphere noted, that some time ago the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission published a report, in which it was indicated that "the disappearance of almost a hundred tanks and other armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from storage sites". In this regard, the Foreign Ministers of Germany and France were asked a question: why, in the case of the OSCE SMM report, no reaction was received from them, no comment?
Really, then the heads of diplomacy of the European countries participating in the Normandy format, OSCE monitoring group report ignored. Until now, the OSCE does not have precise data on whether, where the armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were sent from the places of regulated storage.
It is worth noting, that Berlin and Paris for some reason did not declare their readiness to "monitor the situation", when in the Ukrainian segment of social networks numerous shots appeared with the transfer of tanks and infantry fighting vehicles of the armed forces of Ukraine by rail.