'Belarus continues to provide the necessary conditions for the holding of the regular session of the Trilateral Contact Group. 30 meetings of it took place in 2017. I think that despite different and quite unexpected statements (they can be unexpected for the public but they are expected for me), there is no real alternative to this negotiation platform for today', Lukashenko said.
The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine claimed on February 12 that Russia did not fulfill any of the points of the Minsk Agreement during three years and it needs the destabilization of Ukraine.
Also, Germany is not satisfied with the implementation of the Minsk Agreement. It was noted that it was not done enough to settle the conflict that led to the death of more than 10, 000 people. Berlin urges all side of the Donbas Conflict to finally show the political will to fulfill the Minsk Agreements.
As we reported earlier US President Donald Trump suggested to move the Minsk talks on resolving the conflict in Ukraine someplace else and discussed it with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. 'We discussed the fact that Minsk-1 has stumped, and a Minsk-2 is needed' He (Donald Trump) says: 'Let’s hold it someplace else'. I say “Let’s do it,” Nazarbayev said, noting that originally the talks should be held in Kazakhstan.
Pavlo Klimkin, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine claimed that the place where Trilateral Contact Group meetings are held doesn’t matter for reaching a result.