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DONETSK, January 14. /TASS/. Another meeting of the Contact Group on settling the Ukrainian crisis may take place on January 16 in the Belarusian capital Minsk, the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) negotiator said on Wednesday.
“The meeting of the Contact Group on resolving the conflict in Donbas may take place on January 16 in Minsk. We have received a letter from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) with the particular proposal,” Denis Pushilin was quoted by the Donetsk news agency as saying.
The Donetsk republic is ready to attend the meeting and the agenda will be detailed later.
Earlier on Wednesday, OSCE Chairperson, Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic called on the conflicting parties in Ukraine’s south-east to immediately sit down at the negotiating table and stop violence.
The previous meeting of the Contact Group was held in Minsk on December 24. The talks were attended by former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma, plenipotentiary envoys of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk republics — Denis Pushilin and Vladislav Deinego, OSCE envoy to Ukraine Heidi Tagliavini and Russia’s ambassador to Ukraine, Mikhail Zurabov.