Working sub-groups on the conflict in Ukraine will hold its first meeting approximately a week Later, during a telephone conversation, agreed the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, head of the French Republic Francois Hollande and the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
"in the so-called Normandy format continued the discussions on the settlement of the fall in Ukraine. Detailed analysis of status of implementation of all provisions of the Minsk agreements of February 12, 2015. Noted some progress in ensuring the ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons from the conflict zone ", - reported in the report on the Internet representation of the Kremlin.
"Close attention is paid to the formation of a Contact group sub-working groups, which is meant to implement the necessary dialogue between the Kiev authorities and representatives of Donbass. Agreed that the subgroup will hold its first meeting approximately a week Later. Determined the temporal characteristics of their operation, which after 3 months will be subjected to analysis in the consultation process of the Directors of the countries in the " channel format ", - stressed in the press service of the President. In addition, leaders of the 4 countries exchanged views on a range of issues related to gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine. Remember, the opposing parties in the Donbass in 0. 00 (1. 00 GMT) Sunday, fifteen February, declared a truce, under agreements concluded in Minsk after almost 16 hours of negotiations. Along with this for the last time, the fire in the Donbass intensified. As long as in the Donbass, the main hot spot remains the settlement of Shirokino near Mariupol. It was there that the observers Special monitoring mission of OSCE in Ukraine on April 26, recorded the most intensive battles. But the fighting and gradually move to other areas. According to the Deputy commander of the headquarters of the militia of the Donetsk national Republic Eduard Basurin, the Military increased the firing zone of the southern areas of the DNR, have been falling for the residential sector and schools.