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.
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.
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.