17 January 2019, 16:14


Kiev representative in humanitarian subgroup tries to derail Contact Group talks - Deinego

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LUGANSK, January 17 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Ukrainian representative in the humanitarian subgroup Irina Geraschenko tried to derail the Contact Group’s work, Lugansk People’s Republic envoy to the Minsk talks, LPR Foreign Minister Vladislav Deinego said.

“Geraschenko turned up at the Contact Group meeting uninvited, and tried to derail its work, forcing upon them her “very important issue,” Deinego said.

Earlier, LPR representative in the humanitarian subgroup, head of the Republic’s working group on prisoner exchange Olga Kobtseva said that the Ukrainian representatives had taken a destructive stance from the beginning which would “preclude accords on any issue of the humanitarian subgroup agenda.

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.

LuganskMediaCentre — 17 January — Lugansk