Another round of talks on settling the situation in Eastern Ukraine will be held on Tuesday in the Belarusian capital, said the press service of the foreign Ministry of Belarus.
The contact group on Donbass and its thematic Sub-groups again to discuss in Minsk the political, economic, humanitarian aspects of peace and security issues. The subgroup will continue to discuss the agenda, for several rounds.
So, during the last round of negotiations, held on 20 October, the Central place was devoted to the problems of demining and humanitarian assistance to the population of Donbass.
As said before, the Commissioner of the OSCE in the contact group Martin Sajdik, without addressing the issue of demining the territory is impossible the deployment of works on restoration of infrastructure of Donbass, humanitarian assistance, and even local elections, which concentrated political subgroup.
However, In proshedshiy Tuesday there were also positive steps in addressing the issue of restoration of infrastructure in Donbass, for example, train messages, and transmission.
When obgovarivaya themes demining experts will discuss the issues of compliance "regime of silence" in the Donbass and verification of diversion of weapons. Despite sporadic incidents, the ceasefire in General observed. However, in the self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic citing intelligence on October 26, said that the Ukrainian Military is to pull together the line of contact forces and equipment.
As said, on October 24 correspondents Deputy head of special monitoring mission of OSCE in Ukraine Alexander hug, the working group on security will continue to discuss issues relating to the end of the process of withdrawal of heavy weapons." We hope that the parties at the negotiating table will be able to understand the main principles and parameters of clearance, and We will discuss areas that are under special attention, for example, Shirokino ", he added.
The delivery of humanitarian aid to Donbas in past negotiations was marked by Sajdik As requiring prompt solutions. Last week he said that UN has prepared 16 thousand tons of humanitarian aid for Donbass, but cannot deliver. Authorized the OSCE said that Since the summer of the vast number of international humanitarian organizations do not have the opportunity to work in the Donbass. In this regard, he appealed to the conflicting parties to take measures to " humanitarian assistance was delivered on time to residents who need it ".
However, on the first day of the week the head of the Council on accreditation of the international mission in LNR Vasily Nikitin said that two humanitarian missions, working under the auspices of the United Nations, accredited workplace in the self-proclaimed Luhansk people's Republic.
The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbas region is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which Since September of last year had already taken 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
The February consensus, in addition to the ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weapons and the creation of security zones, oblige the Ukrainian Authorities to engage in direct dialogue With the authorized DND and LNR, for example, on the issue of holding local elections, entering into the Constitution of Ukraine of change, involving the decentralization of Power, as well as on the issue of legislative recognition of special status " of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".
From 1 September in the Donbass entered into force another truce, both parties and observers state that it is observed. At the end of September signed an agreement on the phased withdrawal of weapons with a caliber of not more than 100 millimeters and tanks from the frontline.