Minsk contact group to define people for exchange during a week, - Russian official

Source : 112 Ukraine

Besides, the areas for the disengagement should be established
12:17, 12 March 2020

Dmitry Kozak
Open source

The contact group in Minsk has a week to determine people for exchange between Ukraine and occupied Donbas and the areas for disengagement of forces as TASS reported citing Deputy Head of the Administration of the President of Russia Dmitry Kozak.

“We agreed to maximally concentrate during the week on the definition of all people who should be released mutually…Until March 25, it is necessary to verify all people who are ready to participate in this exchange,” Kozak said.

According to him, the sides of the conflict in Donbas have agreed to define new areas for the disengagement of forces along the contact line during a week.

Related: Ukraine's, Russia's, Germany's and France's MPs should meet to contribute to setting peace in Donbas

Moreover, Kozak reported that the contact group in Minsk decided to finally agree on the mechanism of the settlement of Donbas Conflict during the next meeting.

However, representative of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic in the task group on security Oleksiy Nikonorov stated that during the meeting in Minsk, the Ukrainian side did not offer any renewed variants concerning the potential areas for disengagement as TASS reported.

Earlier, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky stated that Ukraine is now putting effort so that the next round of prisoners exchange would take place this month



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