The trilateral contact group on settling the situation in Ukraine beginning dialogues in Minsk, informs the foreign Ministry of Belarus.
The meeting takes place in "President-hotel" in the center of the Belarusian capital.
before the Commissioner of Kiev, the Minsk talks, the former President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma said that the meeting of the contact group, Participants will hear of the coordinators of the subgroups, and one of the key issues will be the Question of the demilitarization of the village Shirokino. In addition, according to his statement, will discuss the Issue of withdrawal from the contact line in Donbass weapons with a calibre of not more than 100 millimetres.
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, 4 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them during the meeting in Minsk of the contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
The previous meeting of the trilateral contact group in Minsk on 22 may did not bring breakthrough solutions. The parties were unable to move on the issue of appointment of local elections in the Donbass envisaged by the Minsk agreements. The negotiators only summed up the results of the may 4 subgroups and set a date for the following meetings.