The next round of negotiations of the trilateral contact group on Ukraine and its thematic subgroups, the last Tuesday in Minsk, again, has not led to a breakthrough in the process of peaceful resolution of conflict situations in the Donbass. The meeting participants emphasized the positive developments, for example, on the issue of withdrawal of weapons with a calibre of not More than 100 millimetres, but expressed disappointment remains weak dynamics of the negotiations.
To summarize the results of the first talks to the reporters came the special Representative of the head of the OSCE Heidi Tagliavini.
"All working groups worked constructively and made progress, but a breakthrough has to be earned, We are so not there yet," said she.
However, the Swiss diplomat said that the atmosphere at the talks was " clearly no less constructive than in previous meetings ".
no less critical expressed Authorized self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk national republics. So, Plenipotentiary representative LNR Vladislav Danego said that they " were not expecting a lot less serious steps towards peace." Dynamics is weak ", - noted He.
for its part, the Plenipotentiary representative of the DND Denis Putilin said and did: "If we fail to intensify the study of a number of points, the situation has the opportunity to be deadlocked ".
Pushilin also said that Kiev is in fact blocking the discussion of the questions. His colleague from LNR Danego explained that the Ukrainian authorities did not react to the suggestions of the commissioners of Donbass on the political aspects of settlement, such as the reform of the Constitution and the modalities of the elections.
"because some aspects of Ukraine, the absence from them of any proposals For discussion and reaction to our proposed projects, among them changes to the Constitution (of Ukraine) and the draft electoral law, We are not moving at present in this direction (peaceful settlement)," said Danego.
according to His statement, in addition to the above controversial issues, " there are still many other ".
One way or another Authorized DND and LNR stressed that there were " positive developments ". So, Danego said that progress has been made in obgovarivaya issue of withdrawal of heavy weapons of a caliber of less than 100 millimeters.
"for small items it is shifts. For example, the withdrawal of weapons with a calibre of not More than 100 millimetres. At the present time are consistent technical details, the Issue is in fact resolved, " said the Plenipotentiary.
He noted that " there is an additional agreement that will give the opportunity to start this process in the near future."
The OSCE representative Tagliavini said that the contact group had discussed on Tuesday the agenda for the next meeting and coordinate further work. In her expressions, the Next round of talks will be held in the upcoming week. Besides, this time in Minsk will bring together All four sub-working groups, and economic, which met on Tuesday.
"I think that our work should continue. We have planned for the upcoming week meeting all 4 subgroups and again in the same cycle, with the subsequent meeting of the trilateral contact group and consultation with the authorized Donetsk and Luhansk, " she said.
reporters did not miss the opportunity to ask Tagliavini Question about her resignation from the post of special representative of the head of the OSCE contact group, which was announced in early summer. Until Tuesday Tagliavini not made any public statements on this subject.
"I finish the mandate. Question about my heir is discussed, and Its purpose is, " said she.