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Talks on Ukraine resume in Minsk

Politics 12.11.2019 | 14:10

MINSK, 12 November (BelTA) – Minsk is playing host to a meeting of the working groups of the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Trilateral Contact Group meeting will take place later in the form of a video conference.

The previous meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group took place in Minsk on 29 October. Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group, Ambassador Martin Sajdik said that the sides renewed the disengagement of forces and hardware in Zolotoye. He named it a big step forward. The parties continued negotiations on the renewal of disengagement in Petrovskoye. Last week it was announced that the disengagement of forces was to start on 9 November.

The meeting of the Economic Working Group, in which participated a considerable group of experts, was devoted exclusively to water supply issues. The sides reached agreement on the possibility to launch an international audit of the Voda Donbasa company. The respective tender shall be launched by International Committee of Red Cross.

The Humanitarian Working Group continued its discussions on an exchange of detainees.

Participants of the Political Working Group debated questions related to the implementation of the ‘Steinmeier formula'.

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