11 November 2020, 19:53


Contact Group fails to settle issue of Schastye and Zolotoye crossing points - Kobtseva

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The Contact Group has not reached an agreement on the opening of the Zolotoye and Pervomaisk crossing points, Lugansk People’s Republic representative in the Contact Group humanitarian subgroup, head of the LPR working group on prisoner exchange Olga Kobtseva said.

"Following the humanitarian subgroup video conference on Tuesday, the Republics notified its coordinator Toni Frisch in written of undecided issues. Unfortunately, Ukraine failed to suggest solutions before the meeting of the Contact Group. During the meeting the OSCE documented the absence of agreement concerning the opening of the crossing points," she said.

Kobtseva emphasized that Ukraine is solely responsible for failing the opening.

She added that Ukraine opened its side of the checkpoints unilaterally and described the move as a provocation. Kiev representatives also avoided answering the question about allowing international humanitarian vehicles through the Schastye crossing point.

LuganskMediaCentre — 11 November — Lugansk