The contact group on the settlement of the situation in the South-East of Ukraine resumed its work in Minsk complex "Diservis hall," reports journalist Last news .
To date, the venue of the meeting arrived representatives of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk national republics Denis pusillin and Vladislav Deinega, ex-President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma, Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov, as well as the OSCE representative, Heidi Tagliavini.
Meeting in the complex " Diservis hall lasted yesterday about 2 hours. On completion of the Plenipotentiary representative of the DND Denis Putilin said that he and Commissioner LNR Vladislav Danego gave the other persons present negotiations, the draft Protocol on the settlement of the situation in the East of Ukraine.
before a source close To the negotiations said Last news that the Contact group in Ukraine has developed a preliminary consensus on the stop-fire and the withdrawal of the arms, while until could not come To a common opinion on the separation line Between security forces and militia, and to monitor the ceasefire and the withdrawal of weapons, inaccurate arrangements should the OSCE.
With September in Minsk there were several rounds of negotiations Between representatives of Ukraine and the self-proclaimed people's Republic of Donbass with the mediation of the OSCE and Russia. In this process, the parties discussed the ceasefire and monitoring of its compliance with OSCE, the discharge of heavy equipment from the separation line Between security forces and militias, the exchange of prisoners. On the morning of December 9, in the Donbass began a consistent militias and security forces through the mediation of the OSCE another truce. After a month of silence on 9 January fighting in the area was resumed in practice across the line of contact. However, the last meeting of the contact group With the authorized DND and LNR was inconclusive.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April 2014 in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the February coup d'etat in the region. According to the summary data of the United Nations, victims of the conflict were about 5, 5 thousands of civilians.