Meeting of the contact group on the settlement in Eastern Ukraine and 4 its thematic sub-groups will be held in Minsk.
The previous meeting took place in Minsk on June 23. The main outcome was an agreement to intensify political work of the subgroup and the progress in restoring infrastructure, payments of pensions and exchange of prisoners of war. This meeting was the last on which the OSCE was represented by Swiss diplomat Heidi Tagliavini. According to the results of the negotiations, she said the completion of its mandate and submitted a new mediator Martin Sajdik.
Officially, the start time of meetings to be announced, but a source Last news said that all subgroups will start around noon (Belarusian time coincides with Moscow) and the contact group will meet about 16. 00.
Plenipotentiary representative of the self-proclaimed DND in the contact group Denis Pushilin have said before, that a new meeting of the contact group and its subgroups will be held on 7 July. He said that the Plenipotentiaries of the Republic intend to raise the issue of elections, the allocation techniques of caliber of 100 millimeters and lifting the blockade of Donbass, as well as constitutional reform.
The foreign Ministry of Belarus on the first day of the week was opened by accredited correspondents to cover the talks in Minsk." reporters interested in covering these events on Tuesday, have the opportunity to apply for accreditation to the press service of the foreign Ministry, " - said the official representative of the Belarusian foreign Ministry Dmitry Mironchik.
He also said that Belarus is preparing the ground for negotiations." Preparations for the negotiations of thematic sub-groups and contact groups. The Belarusian side is ready to provide all of this tomorrow (Tuesday), " added the head of the Department.
it is expected that the work of the subgroup on safety this time will Participate Deputy head of the Special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE in Ukraine Alexander hug." I'm going back to Kiev today (Monday) night, and from this place I'm going to Minsk for the work of the subgroup on safety, " he said, Hg Lugansk information center.
The reform of the Constitution of Ukraine in the part of the decentralization envisaged by the Minsk agreements of February 12. Amendments must take into account peculiarities of particular districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, agreed with the commissioners of these districts ". The authorities DND and LNR many times sent its proposals for reform, but never received a reply.
The self-proclaimed authorities of Donetsk Republic hope that the agreement on the withdrawal of weapons with a calibre of not more than 100 millimetres will be signed Thursday in Minsk, said Last news by phone Pushilin." We also expect that tomorrow the document will be signed after all. I hope that Ukraine will once again come up with some new opportunities to get away from signing, " said the head of the Department.
Answering the question of who will put the signature under the document, He stated that the format of the signing of the " as long as obgovarivaya ". Anyway Pushilin made clear, because it will do not the head of the breakaway republics." Part tomorrow of heads of republics met in Minsk does not provide, " He said.
Hg also said that the OSCE observers hope that the signing of the document on Tuesday. According to his statement, subgroup on safety has prepared a plan for the review of diversion of weapons with a calibre of not more than 100 mm, however, the parties did not even last steps for signature.