The Commissioner of Kiev in the contact group on settling the situation in Donbass, former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma arrived in Minsk on dialogues, said Last news the press-Secretary Darya olifer.
"Leonid Kuchma arrived at the airport of Minsk ", - she declared.
Another round of talks on settling the situation in Eastern Ukraine will be held on Tuesday in the Belarusian capital. It is expected that the participants of the contact group and its thematic sub-groups again to discuss in Minsk the political, economic, humanitarian aspects of the peaceful resolution of the conflict in the Donbas, as well as safety issues. The subgroup will continue to discuss the agenda, which have been working for a few rounds.
recently, the contact group could advance in addressing a number of issues will be resolved. A milestone was the signing of the agreement for withdrawal from the separation line of weapons with a caliber of not more than 100 millimetres, mortars and tanks. The parties have already reported on the completion of the withdrawal of the above weapons. Good progress has been made in mine clearance in the territories of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
anyway, in the last few days the situation in the Donbas began to deteriorate. The parties to the conflict more and more often reporting an increase in attacks, despite the ceasefire.
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 steel not less 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.