The work carried out the consultations in Minsk on Wednesday, allowed to make a serious step in the political settlement in the Donbass, said the Commissioner of Russia in the contact group on the settlement of the fall in Ukraine Azamat kulmuhametov.
"Accomplished a major step in the field of political settlement of the fall. Managed to Solve it with the specific dates of the work of the subgroups. What has been achieved today, gives serious grounds For further progress towards a settlement, "he said, reports RIA" Novosti ".
"This is an important event, and the main thing is that it was on the basis of direct dialogue. What happened said today the reason for the continuation of the peace settlement, " he said, reports the news Agency. First Wednesday in Minsk ended in the meeting of the contact group on the settlement of the Ukrainian fall. According to the OSCE representative, Heidi Tagliavini, the sub-working groups was held in Minsk in a constructive way, laid the Foundation for negotiations on the settlement of the Ukrainian fall. On the last working day of the week in Donetsk and Lugansk national Republic has approved the appointment of commissioners of the OSCE coordinators of the subgroups of the contact group in the 1st month of their work. On 30 April, Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, head of the French Republic Francois Hollande and the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko agreed that the working sub-group on the conflict in Ukraine will hold its first meeting approximately a week Later. Also were 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 of the " Normandy format ".