Representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will receive access to Ukrainian prisoners who are illegally detained in certain territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions (ORDLO). This was stated by the head of the President's Office Andriy Yermak, the press service of the office reports.
It is noted that such an agreement was reached at a meeting of the Tripartite Contact Group in Minsk.
"We agreed in the TCG that the Red Cross will be admitted to the places where our people are in uncontrolled territories," Yermak said.
He noted that he decided to participate in the meeting of the Tripartite Contact Group due to the fact that within three months many of the agreements reached by the presidents during the Paris Summit were not implemented.
Earlier Deputy Head of the Administration of the President of Russia Dmitry Kozak believed that the creation of the Advisory Board at the Trilateral Contact group with the participation of the representatives of the Normandy Format will enable the dialogue of Kyiv and Donbas as RBK reported.
“It is offered to create the dialogue platform with the participation of the representatives of the Normandy Format (Germany, Russia, Ukraine, France), the sides of the conflict, in other words, Donbas,” Kozak said.
The statement of Kozak is confirmed by representative of the separatists in Donbas, Head of Foreign Ministry of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic Natalia Nikonorova.
"It does not matter how this body will be called. The important fact is that it will be the platform for the direct dialogue, communication of two sides of the conflict – Donbas and Ukraine,” Nikonorova said as TASS reported.