U.S., Ukraine discussed implementation of Minsk agreements

Source : 112 Ukraine

Minsk Trilateral Contact Group is to meet February 10 and 24
15:18, 28 January 2016

Украина США

David McKean, Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State met Leonid Kuchma, Ukraine's representative in Minsk Trilateral Contact Group. The officials discussed in Kyiv the current state of implementation of Minsk agreements, Kuchma's website reports.

John Ordway, U.S. Embassy Coordinator on settlement of the Donbas conflict, joined the negotiations.

No details of the talks have been available so far.  

Minsk Trilateral Contact Group is to hold its next meetings on February 10 and 24.

After the previous round of negotiations in Minsk, Kuchma said that representatives of the self-proclaimed “DPR” and “LPR” in eastern Ukraine ignore recommendations of the Group.

Iryna Gherashchenko, Ukraine’s Presidential Envoy and the country’s representative in the humanitarian subgroup added that militants offer unacceptable conditions for the exchange of prisoners. According to Gherashchenko, members of these Russia-backed organizations decline all constructive offers on local elections in Donbas.

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