The political subgroup of the contact group on Donbass started work in Minsk, said on the first day of the week on Twitter the foreign Ministry of Belarus.
the event traditionally is held in closed to the press. Anyway, a source close to the negotiations said Last news that the main issues in these talks is the elections of local authorities in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions controlled by the self-proclaimed leadership of the Luhansk and Donetsk people's republics.
"Elections are one of the most difficult issues, despite the fact that the leadership of the LPR and the DPR refused to hold them 1 November and 18 October, respectively," - said the head of the Department. In addition, the parties are discussing the Law on the special status of the republics, the reform of the Constitution of Ukraine, the Law on Amnesty.
"The Amnesty law adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, not satisfied with the authorized DND and LNR, the discussion on this topic continues ", - said the head of the Department.
in a press-service of the head of the delegation of the self-proclaimed DND on peace talks, the head of the people's Council DND Denis Pushilin told that at present it is a preliminary meeting with the expert of the Office for democratic institutions and human rights.
"in General, the main issue on the agenda today is the proposed discussion of the rules and road maps. Then maybe the discussion part of the modalities for conducting elections according to the plan the coordinator of the group ", - said the press service.