The next meeting of the contact group on settling the situation in Ukraine will be held in Minsk on Wednesday. This data is confirmed by several sources from different sides. In DND anticipated meeting yesterday said that the question in a constructive spirit Kiev to address the backlog of issues.
First about the Fact that the meeting of the contact group will be held on may 6, said the Plenipotentiary representative of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic in the contact group Denis Putilin.
the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia S. V. Lavrov at press conference following talks with Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz confirmed these data." Tomorrow will be held in Minsk and the meeting of the contact group and the first meeting of the 4 sub-groups: security, political process, economy and humanitarian aspects of the fall ", - said the Russian Minister.
However, he said that Moscow is alarming continuous worsening of the situation in the Donbas in the early meetings of the contact group. Lavrov admitted that can Not detect the causes that would explain the constant aggravation of the situation in the Donbass before the meetings of the contact group." Don't know why. Whether there is a sense that as long as the war continues, will Not require the implementation of socio-economic ideas on solving domestic issues, whether fear that if the war is over, the volunteer battalions will move to Kiev. Such predictions have been expressed by analysts and political scientists - I don't know. But the principle is there, and it is alarming, " he said.
According to the Minister, Moscow believes that the EU attempts to achieve for Ukraine "permission" Not to implement the Minsk consensus on the resolution of the conflict situation in the Donbass." at present, I very much do Not wish to believe it, But on inaccurate signs someone inside the EU would wish the EU allowed the Ukrainian authorities Not to perform Minsk consensus, as well as among them ", - said Lavrov.
according to the press Secretary of ex-President, Ambassador of Ukraine in the contact group Leonid Kuchma Darius olifer, the trilateral contact group on the resolution of the conflict situation in the Donbass region on may 5 will hold a working meeting, and on may 6 in Minsk to meet with the authorized self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk national republics.
"The sixth of may in Minsk held a meeting of the tripartite liaison group with the authorized T. N." DNR " and " LNR ". The meeting will begin at 14. 00 ", - she wrote.
"The main objective of the meeting was to launch the work of sub-groups on security, political, economic and humanitarian components of the Minsk agreement. The coordinators of these sub-groups will be Authorized by the OSCE, " he added olifer.
for its part in Donetsk hope that at the meeting of the contact group will address issues of the blockade of Donbass.
"I would like to see unlock routes, reducing the difficulty of the procedure of crossing the border of Ukraine and the Donetsk people's Republic, the opening of logistics corridors, removal of economic and financial blockade," said the Minister of transport DND semen Kuzmenko on Wednesday.
However, he noticed that the readiness of Kiev to a constructive resolution of these issues considerable doubt." Even in the event that Such consensus will be reached and signed, 100% confidence in their respect for Ukraine is not " - said the Minister.
Kuzmenko said that the questionable ability of Kiev to curb the battalions deployed on the border on the line of contact ".
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand people. The problem of settlement of the Ukrainian fall under negotiation in different formats, for example, at the meetings of the contact group in Minsk With the mediation of Russia and the OSCE.
The next meeting of the contact group on February 12 ended with the adoption of a package of measures on execution of the Minsk agreements, involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbas with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone. Soon after informing truce in the Donbass resumed shooting, the parties blame each other in violation of the "silence" and report that conduct only return fire.