President of Ukraine

TCG parties have reached fundamental agreements on the mutual release of people

8 April 2020 - 20:54

Pursuant to the instructions of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the Ukrainian party in the Trilateral Contact Group initiated the negotiation process continuously, in the format of a video conference.

Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak addressed the participants of the consultations: “I am grateful that our proposal to work in a result-oriented manner and more intensive mode, including in subgroups, and to discuss all issues in order to reach an agreement as soon as possible was supported. Ukraine seeks to increase the effectiveness of meetings of the Trilateral Contact Group. We want more significant decisions that will help solve the security and humanitarian problems in Donbas".

According to him, it is advisable to concentrate on resolving security and humanitarian issues as a matter of priority. Andriy Yermak emphasized the importance of full, comprehensive and continual compliance with the ceasefire regime on a sustainable basis.

During the video conference, TСG reached fundamental agreements on the lists for the mutual release of detained persons, and a date - not later than Easter.

In addition, the parties discussed the issues of humanitarian demining of territories. The parties must provide the OSCE with a list of such locations for demining and guarantee security at all locations.

During the video conference, the TCG parties continued negotiations on the next areas for disengagement of troops and assets in Donbas.