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MINSK, February 11. /TASS/. The Contact Group on resolving the crisis in eastern Ukraine will continue its work in downtown Minsk on Wednesday morning, a diplomatic source has said.
According to the source, the meeting of the group of Russian, Ukrainian and international negotiators is scheduled after 10 a.m. local time (0700 GMT) at Dipservice Hall.
At Tuesday’s talks in Minsk, the participants reportedly squared a scheme of withdrawal of heavy weapons, agreed a ceasefire regime and mechanisms of control to implement agreements reached.
The parties also discussed future political structure of south-east Ukraine’s Donbas and local elections.
Talks brought together Viktor Medvedchuk, special envoy for humanitarian issues and leader of Ukrainsky Vybor (Ukrainian Choice) public organization, and former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma, both representing the Ukrainian side, alongside representatives of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, Denis Pushilin and Vladislav Deinego, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) special envoy to Ukraine, Heidi Tagliavini, and Russia’s ambassador to Ukraine, Mikhail Zurabov, who acted as a mediator.