Authorized self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic doubt that the negotiations of the contact group in Minsk will be able to come to a common opinion about the lifting of the economic and transport blockade of Donbass, said the head of the Ministry of transport DND semen Kuzmenko.
dialogues of the contact group on settling the situation in Ukraine and its sub-working groups will be held on Wednesday in Minsk. The agenda remains the same: one of the main issues, as at previous meetings, will be the approval of the document on the withdrawal of weapons with a calibre of not more than 100 millimetres from the line of contact in Donbas.
"in DND do not believe that today in Minsk the parties will come to a common opinion about the lifting of the economic and transport blockade between Kiev and Donetsk. The skepticism linked To the unconstructive position of Kiev in important issues for the residents of both one and the other side ", - quotes Kuzmenko Donetsk news Agency.
in November 2014, Poroshenko has signed the document, which is called the " decree on economic blockade ": the territory of Donbass, control of power structures, brought government agencies, banks and even prisons. December 1, 2014 Kiev imposed a transport blockade of the region and the permit regime in the area of operation.
The OSCE observers in their own reports noted that the transport and economic blockade leads to a humanitarian catastrophe in the area, called on Kiev to withdraw it. The lifting of the blockade is one of the mandatory items signed by the contact group on settling the situation in Donbas Complex of measures on 12 February.
The Ukrainian authorities in April last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the summary data of the UN, all in the field of victims of the conflict began more than 6, 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass 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.