The document on the withdrawal of weapons with a caliber of 100 mm "very likely" will be signed on Tuesday during the meeting of the contact group in Minsk, said acting head of the National Assembly of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Denis Pushilin.
The next round of negotiations of the trilateral contact group on the settlement of the fall in Ukraine will be held in Minsk on Tuesday. It is assumed that the first event of the meeting - the meeting of the coordinators of the sub-working groups of the contact group will begin about 12. 00 MSK.
"There is a high chance that in the subgroup on safety will be the point with the document on the withdrawal of weapons with a caliber of 100 mm, it is very Possible the initialing of the document" - quoted Pushilin.
in addition, Pushilin said, because it " would be a very serious step in the direction of the end of combat operations ". He also said that the agenda of the meeting remains unchanged. In the DNR "do not lose confidence in the necessity of the Minsk talks, even if progress until not so significant," he said.
The main topic of negotiations, which continues to be relevant for more than a month, will be the development and the initialling of the agreement for the withdrawal From the contact line of weapons with a calibre of 100 millimetres and tanks. This Document began to develop on the contact group meeting in early August. Each meeting of the negotiators are awaiting the completion of this work, but the sides until you cannot achieve a positive result, despite the fact that the dialogues more than once lasted for two days in a row.
Between meetings of the contact group on the same document worked subgroup on safety of the contact group on Ukraine. After its last meeting on 3 September in Minsk, sources close to the negotiations said that agreed a compromise and it will be presented to the contact group on Tuesday.
The most positive news of the previous meeting of the contact group became 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. As shown by the last few days, the shelling in the Donbass, though not literally ended, but their intensity decreased significantly.