Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yevhen Marchuk will arrive in Minsk on Tuesday to participate in the meeting of the subgroup on safety of the contact group on Ukraine, said Last news source in the contact group.
"Today until noon in Minsk will arrive Marchuk, who will work in the subgroup on safety ", - said the head of the Department. He also said that on Tuesday for work in the sub-group on humanitarian challenges in Minsk there will arrive the representative of the President of Ukraine on the peaceful resolution of the conflict situation in the Donbass Irina Gerashchenko.
at the same time and place of meetings of the contact groups as long as unknown. The foreign Ministry of Belarus held a press accreditation for this event. At the same time the Belarusian side said that the announcement of meetings of the contact group - " the prerogative of the participants."
in early may, the press Secretary of ex-President Leonid Kuchma of Ukraine reported that Marchuk will be the representative of Ukraine in the subgroup on safety. The sub-group coordinators are Authorized OSCE. Kuchma noted that the sub-group on security issues will be to discuss the progress achieved before the Minsk agreements: "the ceasefire, withdrawal of weapons, the admission of observers of the OSCE." Arise and fresh theme is the withdrawal from the contact line of guns with a caliber smaller than 100 mm, as well as tanks and mortars of a caliber of 85 mm.
Yevhen Marchuk was born in 1941, by 1990, was the first Deputy Chairman of the KGB of the Ukrainian SSR, and From 1991 to 1994 - head of the security service of Ukraine. Was the Ukrainian Prime Minister From 1995 to 1996. From 1999 to 2003 he was Secretary of the Council of national security and defense of Ukraine, and From 2003 to 2004 - the Minister of defence of the country.
The settlement of the situation in the Donbas 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.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February came amid a sharp escalation of the situation in the Donbass, provoked by the Ukrainian security forces, which increased the forces began to storm the position of the militia. Following the meeting, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany adopted a set of measures involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbas With fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone.
One of the most important points signed in February of the Minsk agreements was the constitutional reform, and the enactment of a permanent law on the special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The agreement notes that decentralization should take place in coordination specifically, the commissioners of these districts, however, the Kiev authorities are ignoring this provision, arguing about the fact that you are unwilling to have a dialogue With the authorized rebellious territories. Read
the results of the last meeting of the contact group 6 may present turned out to form four working sub-groups on specific aspects of de-escalation of the conflict. It is envisaged that they will start operating already in the middle of may.