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20 Dec 2017

Working groups on Ukraine resume talks in Minsk

MINSK, 20 December (BelTA) - The working groups of the trilateral contact group on Ukraine have resumed talks in Minsk, BelTA learned from the Twitter account of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“Minsk is hosting the meeting of the working groups of the trilateral contact group promoting peace settlement in Ukraine,” the message runs.

The previous talks on Ukraine were held in the Belarusian capital on 5 December. The participants of the talks reiterated the need to stay compliant with ceasefire agreements. The working group on security matters discussed the separation of forces and assets and the withdrawal of heavy weapon systems. The exchange of prisoners of war was in the spotlight of the meeting of the working group on humanitarian affairs. Some technical moments were discussed. The sides have not determined the date of exchange yet, but promised it would be done before the New Year and Christmas celebrations.


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