The trilateral contact Group on settling the situation in Ukraine, the meeting which was held on Wednesday in Minsk, have reached understanding on the need to achieve a ceasefire in the Donbas to the beginning of the new academic year. However, to negotiate an agreement about the withdrawal of weapons with a calibre of not more than 100 millimetres, what do you expect from Minsk meetings for several weeks, negotiators again until it did not.
Approval of the document of allotment was expected at their last meeting of the contact group, which lasted in practice two days 3rd and 4th September. The likelihood of a positive solution to this issue on Wednesday was quite high, subgroup on safety go on a break, continued its work after the main meeting of the contact group, but the parties did not reach a consensus.
Plenipotentiary Representative of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Denis Putilin stated hope for a speedy signing of the agreement on the withdrawal of weapons with a calibre of not more than 100 millimetres, noting the presence of constructive suggestions on the document.
"Despite the fact that the safety Group continues meeting, there's quite a lot of constructive ideas and suggestions. There is great hope, because it will be written on paper and signed. How soon this will happen, as soon As consensus is reached - will show the near future, " he told reporters.
at the time of this writing, the subgroup continued dialogues, There is a Possibility that on Thursday she will hold another meeting.
Positive news was the parties to reach understanding on the need of the parties to return to compliance with the ceasefire regime by the first of September. Specific agreements on this score was not reached, but China expressed readiness to make efforts for a ceasefire to the beginning of the new academic year.
authorized OSCE at negotiations Martin Sajdik told reporters that " the Trilateral contact Group considers it important and necessary in the light (beginning) of the new school year to achieve a sustainable ceasefire across the line of contact As a practical step towards ensuring compliance with the relevant provisions of the Minsk agreements ".
for its part, the authorized LNR on the negotiations Vladislav Danego called the proposal to stop the attacks for September 1 interesting and balanced. According to his statement, this proposal received the approval of all parties involved in the dialogue." The hope is that by September 1 we will be able to stop the attacks, " said Danego correspondents.
Sajdik also said that the humanitarian sub-group agreed on the need to compile a list of schools at the line of contact to ensure the safety of schoolchildren. Corresponding information is transmitted from the OSCE.
Sidik informed that the working Group on economic problems discussed preparations for the visit of German expert mission to survey the water supply infrastructure in the Donbass.
"Party on economic issues discussed the planning of the German expert mission, which will focus on the study of 2 water supply facilities in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, providing the population on both sides of the line of contact," said Sidik correspondents.
for its part, Danego said that professionals have the opportunity to visit the region is already in the upcoming week. According to him, currently a schedule of working professionals.