Regular meeting of the trilateral contact group in Minsk did Not bring breakthrough solutions. The parties were unable to move on the issue of appointment of local elections in the Donbass envisaged by the Minsk agreements. They were not to discuss and detention in the Donbas two Russian citizens who fought on the side of the self-proclaimed Luhansk people's Republic. The negotiators only summed up the results of the may 4 subgroups and set a date for the following meetings.
probably most of All, this meeting of the contact group in Minsk will be remembered correspondents improved security measures, for some reason adopted by the Belarusian special services, ensuring the integrity of all participants. First correspondents pushed from the VIP-hall of the Minsk airport where he had arrived Authorized self-proclaimed republics Denis Pushilin, Andrey Purgin and Vladislav Deinega, Not allowing to perform Protocol shooting them exit the airport.
And when the dialogue ended, the Belarusian counterintelligence arranged a performance Not to give a shoot out with the negotiations Leonid Kuchma, They were surrounded by a dense ring of correspondents, right now vyslushala envoy of the OSCE Heidi Tagliavini, and did Not let them capture the Ukrainian ex-President, representing Kiev at the talks.
Heidi Tagliavini, by and large, told correspondents on the outcome of the meeting only General things." As long as we are in the process of development of all mechanisms. Work Is proceeding constructively, " he assured the Commissioner of the OSCE. Specifics in her words was only dealt with what in later times the subgroup will meet on June 2.
so, the meaning of negotiations on the last working day of the week was the fact that the Parties summed up the results of the first meetings of sub-groups, who began to work in may.
As explained by the discussion, the Plenipotentiary representative of the DND on Minsk talks Denis Pushilin, to talk about specific solutions early, but organizational issues, "which will allow to intensify the promotion of" agreed." The work is progressing, albeit small steps, but progress", he added.
remember that this month the parties finally got it to run job 4 sub-groups that discuss the situation in the Donbas and the progress of the truce - each with its own theme. For example, the Panel on security discussed the situation in the village of Shirokino: This is a controversial settlement between Novoazovsk and Mariupol, which has become in recent time one of the most " hot spots ". Group in the economy discussed the restoration of the Donbass, the banking system and plants.
for its Part, the humanitarian subgroup on may 19, agreed to exchange prisoners, " all for all ". However, the meeting took place before the Ukrainian military were tied to region 2, As announced by Kiev, the Russian military. The Russian defense Ministry later clarified that prisoners - Evgeny Erofeev and Alexander Alexandrov - are residents of the Russian Federation, however at the time of his arrest on 17 may Not have been active military personnel military power of the Russian Federation. The Shevchenkovsky district court of Kiev on the last working day of the week chose Erofeev and gave a measure of restraint in the form of detention until 19 July.
As said the Plenipotentiary representative LNR Danego, the release of these citizens of Russia on the last working day of the week in Minsk " Is humanitarian subgroups. Any political sub-group Or contact Group is Not engaged in this issue, " he commented to reporters.
Today, 22 may, the political sub-group was to begin the discussion of the holding in the Donbas local elections. They are envisaged by the Minsk agreements, however, each party has its own view on How They are required to take: for example, Ukraine insists on conducting its own laws, And DND informs that he will Not be able to allow them to the organization, "supporting genocide in Donbass" (refers to extremist Association of Ukrainian nationalists " Right sector ", the Radical party of Oleh Lyashko and certain others).
Authorized DND and LNR, However, realized that the political work of the subgroup on the last working day of the week was Not achieved any breakthrough solutions." The local elections stood on the agenda, but it was a lot of controversy. I hope to find a consensus, " said the correspondent Denis Pushilin.
His colleague from LNR Vladislav Danego said that the Issue of local elections turned out to be too big for His quick decision for this reason it will be divided into a number of smaller issues that will be considered separately.
"The global Issue of elections, It was dismembered into a number of smaller issues. Is details of the problem. If a larger problem is to divide into small, the Issue will be resolved better, " said Danego.
that is, It will be the agenda of the next meeting of the political sub-groups - Like the other subgroups, it is going on 2 June. On the same day will be held and the next meeting of the tripartite group.
In all, the contact Group is planned for June to hold 3 meetings a real date until Not defined. As said Danego, meetings of sub-groups will be carried out " simultaneously ".