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LPR to analyze working proposals on amnesty in Donbass

December 17, 2015, 4:07 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The next meeting of the Contact Group and its four working subgroups is expected to be held December 22

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MOSCOW, December 16. /TASS/. Representatives of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) will "thoroughly analyze" the working document on amnesty sent by coordinator of the political subgroup Pierre Morel to participants of the negotiating process so that the sides could draft a concept of implementation of that point of the Minsk Agreements, the plenipotentiary representative of the LPR at the talks said Wednesday.

"At the end of the day yesterday he (Morel) mailed out a generalized document in which he tried to analyze proposals by the Ukrainian side and ours, and suggested a document outlining proposals, possible compromises and promising solutions," Vladislav Deinego told the Lugansk Information Agency.

"We will thoroughly analyze all he wrote to get a draft concept as a result how to ensure implementation of the points of the protocol of September 5, 2014 and the Package of Measures of February 12, 2015 to prevent prosecution and punishment of persons in connection with events in southeast Ukraine," he said.

After the December 15 meeting of the Contact Group, OSCE chief’s special representative Martin Sajdik reported that coordinator of the humanitarian subgroup (from the OSCE) Tony Frisch, on the basis of written proposals, drafted an unofficial working document on issues of amnesty.

The document will be discussed in January next year, Sajdik said.

The Minsk Agreements of the Contact Group of September 5 and 20, 2014 and of February 12, 2015 underlie peaceful resolution of the conflict in east Ukraine. At first, the Group agreed a peace settlement plan and a ceasefire, then it adopted a memorandum on implementation of the ceasefire regime.

February 12 saw the signing of the Package of Measures on implementation of the Minsk Agreements.

It envisions immediate and comprehensive cessation of fire in Donbass, withdrawal of heavy armaments, establishment of a security zone, discussion of how to resume payment of allowances and pensions to the residents of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR), as well as the constitutional reform in Ukraine, which is expected to result in deep decentralization of state administration, as well as amnesty of participants of Donbass events.

The next meeting of the Contact Group and its four working subgroups is expected to be held December 22.

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