13 June 2018, 23:10
Kiev derails work of the political subgroup in Minsk - Deinego
Kiev has derailed the work of the political subgroup in Minsk, said LPR envoy to the talks, the acting foreign minister Vladislav Deinego.
"The work of the political subgroup in Minsk has not only came to a deadlock, but it was disrupted by the Ukrainian side, as only one expert was representing Ukraine, and he was unauthorized to represent it and to speak at the meeting."
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 its 2202 Resolution 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.
LuganskMediaCentre — 13 June — Lugansk