The most effective in Minsk working sub-group on security issues of the contact group on settling the situation in Donbas, said in an interview Last news the head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk national Republic Igor Carpentry.
"in my opinion, the largest gains were in the group that developed rules for the withdrawal of heavy and most destructive weapons from the contact line (the sub-group on the security of the contact group - ed). Just barely, Though long, but the result is still there ", - said the head LNR.
in his vision, the Most problematic is the sub-group on political issues." It is no secret that, for example, on 18 November, Kyiv, the delegation simply did Not attend the meeting, although it was agreed in advance and announced to the media. But the agenda for them was the most interesting - and the participation of political parties in elections in the Donbass, and admission to vote of immigrants, and an Amnesty bill, and more, " said Carpenter.
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 the meeting in Minsk contact group, which Since September of last year had already taken 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
From 1 September in the Donbass entered into force another truce. At the end of September was signed the agreement about the withdrawal of weapons with a caliber of Not more than 100 millimeters and tanks from the frontline. This process ended on 12 November.