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21 December 2016, 21:14

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LPR envoy: Kiev's offensive in Debaltsevo sector discussed at Minsk negotiations

The members of the security subgroup of the Contact Group discussed Kiev's offensive launched in Debaltsevo area,  said LPR envoy to Minsk negotiations Vladislav Deinego.

"During the meeting of the security subgroup LPR reps raised issues of strikes on Zeltoye, Maryevka, Bryanka. But Kiev was unwilling to dwell on the issue. Shelling of Debeltsevo sector was also on the agenda.

"The members also discussed the results of the first stage of the disengagement of forces and hardware and touched upon further disengagement sectors."

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 — 21 December — Lugansk