Minsk subgroup on humanitarian problems happened during the last period of time to achieve the positive developments that give hope for the start of a constructive dialogue, told reporters on the first day of the weekend, the Deputy head EMERCOM of Russia Vladimir Stepanov, in the subgroup representing the Russian side.
"currently, certain changes have. Eighth numbers are going to meet again, I dream that gradually nevertheless we will find common language. This hope I have, at least, " he said.
the Deputy Minister said that until cannot talk About serious confidence in a positive result the next negotiations, the story is only About the premises." Some small trend was observed. About the results, of course, it will be possible to judge it after the meeting, " - said Stepanov.
in June Stepanov said that due to the difference in the views of delegates on the issues discussed subgroup failed to come to a consensus on many key issues, among them the exchange of prisoners and to cease criminal prosecution.
in late summer the Commissioner of Kiev in the sub-group on humanitarian challenges Irina Gerashchenko said about cautious optimism, which was achieved at the talks in Minsk about the unlock issue with the release of the hostages.
first Plenipotentiary representative of the self-proclaimed DND Denis Putilin stated that the meeting of the contact group and the 4 subgroups of the planned September 8 in Minsk.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6, 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.