MINSK, 26 February (BelTA) – A meeting of the subgroups of the trilateral contact group on resolving the situation in Ukraine's east is in progress in Minsk, representatives of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told BelTA.
The previous session of the trilateral contact group took place on 12 February. On that day the subgroup on security considered proposals of the sides to choose additional areas for separating forces and assets. Apart from exchanging POWs the subgroup on humanitarian affairs discussed ways to ensure effective search for missing persons. The possibility of opening new checkpoints at the contact line was also discussed.
The subgroup on economic affairs discussed the payment of pensions and matters of water supply in certain areas of Donetsk Oblast and Lugansk Oblast. The subgroup on political affairs discussed matters relating to the special status of these areas as well as to the implementation of the Steinmeier formula into the Ukrainian legislation.