5 June 2019, 12:28


Ukrainian ex-Ombudwoman heads Kiev's delegation to Minsk humanitarian subgroup - Kobtseva

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LUGANSK, June 5 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Ukrainian ex-Ombudswoman Valeria Lutkovskaya has been appointed the head of Kiev's delegation to humanitarian subgroup of the Contact Group, said Olga Kobtseva representing the Republic in the humanitarian subgroup.

"The meeting of the humanitarian subgroup of the Contact Group has kicked off in Minsk. Ukraine is represented by a former commissioner of the Verkhovnaya Rada for human rights Valeria Lutkovskaya and experts," she said.

The former coordinator of the security subgroup, head of the OSCE SMM Ertugrul Apakan has presented today his successor Yaşar Halit Çevik.

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 — 05 June — Lugansk