MINSK, December 23. /TASS/. Minsk is fully ready for a meeting of the Contact Group over settlement of the current tense situation in east Ukraine, spokesman for Belarusian Foreign Ministry Dmitry Mironchik told TASS on Tuesday.
“In technical terms, Minsk is fully ready for a meeting of the Contact Group on Ukraine. More concrete information will follow in the near future,” he said.
It was earlier reported that next meetings of the Contact Group on Ukraine would be held in Minsk on Wednesday, December 24 and Friday, December 26. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko agreed on Contact Group meetings at telephone talks with German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, the Ukrainian presidential press service reported.
Representatives of Kiev authorities, south-eastern Ukrainian regions, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and Russia have agreed on a peaceful settlement plan and a ceasefire at a meeting of the Contact Group in Minsk on September 5. The Contact Group has adopted a memorandum on ceasefire fulfilment in Minsk on September 20.