In Minsk, at the talks of the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas Conflict settlement, the sides agreed on the opening of two new checkpoints and creation of the Advisory Board as the President’s Office reported on Telegram.
“In Minsk, another meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas Conflict settlement took place, Head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak and Deputy Head of the Administration of the President of Russia Dmitry Kozak participated in it,” the message said.
Besides the issue of the prisoners' swap and the disengagement of forces, the sides also agreed on the opening of two new checkpoints in Zolote and Shchastya and the creation of the Advisory Board in the composition of the political task group.
The Advisory Board will be created after consultations with the representatives of the OSCE, France and Germany concerning the fulfillment of the agreements reached during the Normandy Format summit.
Earlier, Dmitry Kozak reported that 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.
According to TASS, representative of the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic in the political task group Rodin Miroshnyk stated that first time ever, on the results of the session of the Contact Group, the commitments of the sides were enshrined in the final protocol of the meeting and it was passed to the OSCE secretariat. It clearly describes the commitments of the sides of the so-called Donbas republics and Kyiv, which should be implemented in a very limited period of time.