16 January 2020, 13:38


Security subgroup plans to locate new disengagement areas at Minsk talks

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LUGANSK, January 16 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Contact Group working group on security has begun talks in Minsk to locate new areas for the disengagement of forces and hardware in Donbass, Lugansk People's Republic representative to the security group Roman Ivanov told the Lugansk Media Centre.

“The working group on security issues has begun talks in Minsk,” Ivanov said. “The parties plan to discuss compliance with the ceasefire and locate new areas for the disengagement forces and hardware.”

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.

LuganskMediaCentre — 16 January — Lugansk