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Minsk contact group session over: Sides discussed new details of unblocking checkpoints

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Russian side refused to hold sessions of political and security subgroups
19:58, 19 November 2020

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The urgent session of the Minsk talks group is over. The press office of the Ukrainian delegation, which initiated the meeting reported that on November 19. 

"Thanks to the firm stance of Halyna Treyakova, the MP and leader of humanitarian subgroup and assistance from Tony Frisch, the coordinator of the subgroup in the talks, the sides managed to agree on new technical details of the unblocking of checkpoints in Zolote and Schastya - by the Russian side", reads the message.

The Russian delegation, however, refused to hold the sessions of political and security subgroups.

The next session is slated for November 24-25.

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