Trilateral Contact Group to consider lifting blockade from separate Donbas areas, - OSCE

Source : 112 Ukraine

It was suggested by the Ukrainian party and would be considered next during the next session
22:53, 5 June 2019

Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office to the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk, Martin Sajdik

The Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine will discuss lifting the economic blockade from the separate districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions at the next session. OSCE Representative in Trilateral Contact Group Martin Sajdik said the journalists in Minsk, as the Interfax-Ukraine reports.

“The suggestion (on lifting the economic blockade, - ed.) was made by Kuchma, and it was approved by the participants occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. It will be in the consideration of the economic subgroup next time,” Sajdik said.

Related: Trilateral Contact Group to approve proposals on reaching armistice in Donbas on June 19

According to the OSCE Special Representative, the lifting of the blockade could become the “great breakthrough”.

Besides, Sajdik pointed out that imposing the blockade on the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk became the reason for “breaking the relations” in spring 2017.

 As we reported earlier, Trilateral Contact Group on settling the situation on the east of Ukraine should develop proposals for the establishment of an armistice in the Joint Forces operation until June 19.

Related: Lutkovska to become new Ukraine's representative to Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk

Permanent Representative of Russia to the talks Boris Gryzlov reported to journalists on Wednesday that for two years of unsuccessful attempts the parties agreed to divide forces at the last of the pilot sites - Stanytsia Luhanska. 

Thus, according to the report, an economical subgroup was given an instruction to discuss the restoration of economic ties in case Kyiv adopts a decision to lift the economic blockade of Donbas.

Related: Session of new Trilateral Group on Donbas conflict to take place in Minsk on June 5


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