Nina Gurina. Meetings in the framework of the contact group on settlement in the South-East of Ukraine are expected in Minsk in the afternoon, said Tuesday Last news, several sources close to the organization of meetings.
it is expected that Tuesday will be held in Minsk meeting of the three thematic subgroups of the trilateral contact group on Ukraine, and then the results of their work will summarize the group consisting of authorized in Ukraine, Russia and OSCE, and negotiators from the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk national republics.
"The meeting will begin no earlier than 12. 00 (same as GMT), " said one of the interlocutors.
As Planned, at first, to come to Minsk members of the thematic subgroups. So Authorized in Kiev subgroups will begin to arrive after 10. 00. According to interviewees, around noon Planned arrival of the envoy of Russia in the contact group Azamat Kulmukhametova, and after 12. 00 scheduled arrival of Leonid Kuchma.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February came amid a sharp escalation of the situation in the Donbass, provoked by the Ukrainian security forces, which increased the forces began to storm the position of the militia. Following the Meeting, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany adopted a set of measures involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbas with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone.
One of the most important points signed in February of the Minsk agreements was the constitutional reform, and the enactment of a permanent law on the special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The agreement notes that decentralization should take place in coordination specifically, the commissioners of these districts, however, the Kiev authorities are ignoring this provision, arguing about the fact that you are unwilling to have a dialogue with the authorized rebellious territories. Read