The Ukrainian side at the talks of the contact group in Minsk to resolve the situation in Donbass nominates the representatives of the Donetsk and Lugansk national republics requirement to provide guarantees for the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the contact line, Ukrainian media referring to the sources.
"This is, for example, caused by the continuing attacks from illegal armed groups of positions of forces of anti-terrorist operation, as well as the lack of progress in the negotiations of the working subgroup on safety", - has told a source " Apostrophe ".
"The fact that Ukrainians are afraid to enter into consensus on the withdrawal of equipment a caliber of less than 100 millimeters, as the separatists (so he calls the militia – approx. OPINION) until now not taken from the line of contact is more heavy weapons. Being more Executive side, they are afraid that by pushing the weapon will become vulnerable to possible attack. For this reason, in the negotiations they require from authorized self-proclaimed republics of safeguards agreements. different caliber", - has explained a source. On Thursday a source close to the negotiations, reported that the meeting of the subgroup on security contact group on the Donbas, which was to come to a common opinion about the discharge of artillery with a caliber of not more than 100 millimetres, ended without result. On the first day of the week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said about the readiness to withdraw from the contact line in Donbass weapons with a calibre of not more than 100 millimetres. Before the authorized representatives of the DPR and LPR in the contact group Denis Pushilin and Vladislav Danego said that Kyiv has created an impasse in the dialogue on the challenge in the Donbass weapons with a calibre of not more than 100 millimetres.