Police refrains from calling Newcastle incident a terrorist attackWorld June 25, 13:14
Putin offers condolences to Pakistan’s president over fire victimsRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 25, 12:39
Fire of fuel tank kills 123 people in Pakistan - TVWorld June 25, 7:58
Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-FitrSociety & Culture June 25, 5:18
Mexico knocks out Russia from FIFA Confederations Cup with 2-1 win in KazanSport June 24, 19:59
Putin visits Crimean youth camp ArtekSociety & Culture June 24, 19:42
Conflict around Qatar should be settled by diplomatic means - source at Foreign MinistryRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 24, 16:44
More than 237,000 fans attend Confederations Cup matches already - Deputy PM MutkoSport June 24, 15:03
Sistema's president hopes for dialogue with Rosneft on settlement agreementBusiness & Economy June 24, 14:56
MOSCOW, September 22. /TASS/. The Ukrainian side proved at the meeting of the Contact Group in Minsk on Wednesday that it is determined to hold a constructive dialogue, envoy of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic to the talks Denis Pushilin has said.
"At the latest meeting we saw the completely new representatives of the security subgroup - it’s more right to say the representatives were the same, but they were determined to be constructive," Pushilin told the Rossiya 24 TV channel. "In fact, the document (on disengaging forces on the contact line in Donbass) was agreed very quickly and then signed."
Pushilin reminded that "three pilot areas" on disengaging the sides have been approved, adding that if everything is implemented successfully the number of such areas will increase.
On September 21, the participants of the Contact Group on settlement in eastern Ukraine signed a framework agreement on disengaging the warring parties in Donbass. The discussion on the document had lasted for three months.
The Contact Group agreed on the principles and a timeframe for disengaging forces of Kiev and militias in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
The creation of three security zones envisages that the disengagement of forces should be carried out in each of them "not less than 2 km in width and 2 km in depth." The condition for beginning the disengagement of forces is the confirmation by the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission of the full compliance with the ceasefire regime for seven days in each area.
The entire process of disengaging forces and means, including the preparations for it, should last for no more than 30 days for each area. The military withdrawal, monitored by the OSCE SMM, is due to be completed within three days.