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MOSCOW, June 12. /TASS/. Meetings of three thematic subgroups of the Trilateral Contact Group on settlement of the situation in Ukraine will be held in Minsk June 16, and the fourth group will meet June 23, official representative of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) at the peace talks Denis Pushilin said Friday.
"On June 16, three subgroups will meet; the economic subgroup will meet June 23. Also, the Contact Group will meet June 16," the Donetsk News Agency quoted Pushilin as saying.
The Trilateral Contact Group on settlement in east Ukraine comprising representatives of Russia, Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on February 12, 2015 signed a 13-point Package of Measures on implementation of the September 2014 Minsk agreements.
The Package of Measures (Minsk-2), earlier agreed with the Normandy Four (Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine), included cessation of fire from February 15, withdrawal of heavy armaments, as well as measures on long-term political settlement in Ukraine, in particular establishment of working subgroups.
The subgroups focus on four areas: economic issues and restoration of facilities; refugees, internally displaced persons and humanitarian assistance; political issues; security issues.
The ceasefire has been repeatedly violated by Kiev.