Working subgroups of the Trilateral Contact Group for Settling the Situation in the East of Ukraine hold meetings in Minsk, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus reported.
"A meeting of working subgroups of the Trilateral Contact Group for Settling the Situation in the East of Ukraine is in progress in Minsk," the Belarusian Foreign Ministry said in a tweet on Twitter on December 4.
As we reported earlier, Russia refused to discuss the escalation in the Sea of Azov and Kerch Strait via Skype in the format of the Trilateral Contact Group.
The coast guard ships of the Russian Navy acted aggressively against the ships of the Ukrainian Navy, which have been carrying out a scheduled transition from Odesa port to Mariupol port in the Sea of Azov.
Given the tough situation in the area of Kerch Strait in the Sea of Azov, President Petro Poroshenko supported the offer of Ukraine's national security and defense council; it stipulates that the Ukrainian Parliament should consider the option to impose the martial law in Ukraine.
On November 28, the Uriadovy Kurier, the official outlet of the Ukrainian Cabinet, published the presidential decree No.392, which activates the decision of the National Security and Defense Council in Ukraine about the 30-days-long martial law in Ukraine.
On November 27-28, Kyiv District Court of Simferopol arrested all Ukrainian sailors until January 25, 2019, who were detained by Russian border officers.