MINSK, 26 February (BelTA) – Minsk is hosting a meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group to settle the situation in eastern Ukraine, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The subgroups of the Trilateral Contact Group convened earlier this day.
The previous session of the Trilateral Contact Group took place on 12 February. The subgroup on security considered proposals of the parties to choose additional areas for separating forces and assets. The subgroup on humanitarian affairs discussed exchange of detainees and ways to ensure effective search for missing persons. The possibility of opening new checkpoints at the contact line was also on the agenda.
The subgroup on economic affairs focused on 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 regarding the special status of these areas as well as to the implementation of the Steinmeier formula into the Ukrainian legislation.