18 September 2019, 15:50
Contact Group meeting begins in Minsk - Deinego
LUGANSK, September 18 (Lugansk Media Centre) - A meeting of the Contact Group participants has begun in the Belarussian capital, the Lugansk People’s envoy to the Minsk talks, LPR Foreign Minister Vladislav Deinego told the Lugansk Media Centre.
“The Contact Group meeting in Minsk has begun,” Deinego said.
The Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements was adopted by the Contact Group on Ukraine on February 12, 2015 and supported by member states of the Normandy Four (Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France). The UN Security Council approved the document by Resolution 2202 and called upon all the sides to ensure full implementation of the Package of Measures.
The document provides for comprehensive ceasefire, withdrawal of all heavy weapons from the contact line, starting a dialog on reconstruction of social and economic ties between Kiev and Donbass. It also envisages carrying out constitutional reform in Ukraine providing for decentralization and adopting permanent legislation on a special status of certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
To facilitate the work of the Contact Group, four working groups were set up under its aegis to deal with issues of security, politics, return of internally displaced people and refuges, as well as with social, humanitarian, economic and rehabilitation issues.
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