Another round of talks of the contact group on settling the situation in Ukraine and its sub-working groups will be held on Tuesday in the capital of Belarus. It is expected that the meeting will be Attended by the acting head of the OSCE Ivica Dacic.
A new meeting of the contact group and its subgroups will be held in the context of intensified efforts by the international brotherhood aimed at advancing the peace process. So, last Friday, the first since April, dialogues of the leaders of the "Normandy format" (Russia, France, Germany, Ukraine). On the next day the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. V. Lavrov held dialogues with their counterparts from Germany, Ukraine and USA.
On the need for a more active engagement in the peace process, " Norman Quartet ", as well as the U.S. in recent weeks incessantly uttered specialists. This was due to 2 factors: the lack of real progress on the Minsk negotiations, the discrepancy between Kiev and Donbass in the interpretation of the Minsk agreements, which resulted in a transition to in fact unilateral enforcement measures.
The main stumbling block was the constitutional reform. Developed by the Verkhovna Rada the draft was not satisfied with LNR and DND, It also criticized in the Russian capital. Last week, the Verkhovna Rada considered the draft law and decided to submit It to the constitutional court for adjudication upon Its conformity with the basic law. On the Happy meeting was attended by U.S. assistant Secretary of state Victoria Nuland, who welcomed the decision of the deputies, saying that it shows the commitment of Kyiv Minsk agreements.
The foreign Minister of Germany and France also welcomed valaisiana on the draft amendments to the Constitution. It then vote and held a dialogue of leaders " channel four ".
in response to the inconsistent with the Donbas constitutional reform LNR and DNR in early July by himself announced the holding of local elections (set of measures) " for the sake of the Minsk agreements ".
yesterday Lugansk and Donetsk began a unilateral withdrawal of weapons with a calibre of not more than 100 millimetres. Such activities are not in the package, but the parties have begun the preparation of the relevant Treaty, the signing of which had to take place in early July. While Kiev has not responded to this initiative. Commissioners of Donbass hope to continue the discussion at the meeting on Tuesday.
"Tomorrow, we wish at least something (on the challenge of weapons) intelligible to hear from Kiev ", - said in explanation of the Last news of the Plenipotentiary representative LNR negotiations Vladislav Danego.
Among other issues that will be discussed, Danego called recovery infrastructure. In addition, Authorized LNR and DND involve in the political sub-group to raise the issue of constitutional reform.
"Our opinion on this reform is well known. Naturally (Representatives of Donbass will put the issue of constitutional reform - ed.), he relentlessly on the agenda there, " said Danego.
Answering the question may be whether that the conflicting parties will be able to come to a joint decision on execution of the Minsk agreements, and not to work in isolation between them, Danego said that " This will be the Main subject of discussion in the political group in the 1st turn."
Of the increased attention to international brotherhood stalled the Minsk negotiations is the fact that in the meeting of the contact group plans to participate, the acting head of the OSCE Ivica Dacic.
"The arrival of Mr Dacic in Minsk scheduled today around midnight", said Last news Commissioner of the foreign Ministry of Belarus.
His work on 21 July will begin with a meeting with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir Makei.
"After other meetings planned approach to media Ivica Dacic and Mr. Vladimir Makei, After which Mr. Dacic will join the work of the trilateral contact group ", - said the head of the Department.
Part of the Dacic confirmed in Kiev. Press Secretary of ex-President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma, representing Kiev in the contact group, Daria olifer said about It.
"On July 21 will be held in Minsk meeting of the trilateral contact group. Beginning at 16. 00. The meeting will be attended by the head of the OSCE Ivica Dacic. On the agenda - the meeting of sub-working groups on security, humanitarian, political and economic issues, " wrote olifer.