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Contact Group will discuss Ukrainian settlement in Minsk

October 27, 2015, 9:22 UTC+3 MINSK
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MINSK, October 27. /TASS/. The Contact Group on the settlement of the conflict in Ukraine and its four sub-groups will gather in the Belarusian capital today a week after the last meeting.

In the conditions of the ceasefire that the sides have observed since the start of September and the gradual withdrawal of military equipment of less than 100mm caliber, the discussion will focus on two main problems - resolution of political issues, including local election on the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk republics (DPR and LPR), and resuming peaceful life in Donbas.

The political sub-group with the most complicated agenda has been working behind closed doors over the last weeks. The sub-groups participants do not make any statements after weekly sessions on the process of negotiations. It is known that DPR and LPR representatives demanded to adopt rules and keep a record of the meetings in order to register both disagreements and compromises and "to understand clearly what has been coordinated and what has not."

The sub-group on political issues is tasked with coordinating issues of procedure, conditions, timeframe of local election in DPR and LPR, of amnesty, enforcing a special status in the region and introducing relevant amendments to the Ukrainian Constitution.

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