The meeting of the contact group on settling the situation in Donbass has started in Minsk, said the press Secretary of the Kiev envoy at the talks, former President Leonid Kuchma of Ukraine - Daria olifer.
"in Minsk began the meeting of the trilateral contact group," said olifer, reports RIA " Novosti ".
it is expected that the participants of the contact group and its thematic sub-groups again to discuss political, economic, humanitarian aspects of the peaceful resolution of the conflict in the Donbas, as well as safety issues. Recently, the contact group could advance in addressing some of the issues to resolve the situation in Donbass. The parties to the conflict signed the agreement about the withdrawal from the separation line of weapons with a caliber of not more than 100 millimetres, mortars and tanks. The progress achieved in demining of the territory of Donbass. The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbas region is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which since September of last year had already taken 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict. Along with this, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday at a meeting of the Council of national security and defense said that despite the ceasefire, the situation in Eastern Ukraine is steadily worsening. The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that the peaceful settlement in the East of the country is under threat due to the escalation of tension in the area.