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Became known the details of the negotiations of the Trilateral contact group (TAG) in Minsk between representatives of Ukraine and Russia, who discussed nine possible sites for the withdrawal of troops in the Donbass. This TV channel “Gromadske” reported two sources in the pipeline.
The representatives of Ukraine insisted on withdrawal of forces and means near the railway bridge in Stanitsa Luganskaya, near Avdeevka, novoselitsa Second, and about the checkpoint (checkpoint) “Hnutove”.
At the same time, the Russian side insisted on the withdrawal of weapons in the area of human settlements Happiness, Veselohorivka layout, Shirokino, near Avdeevka and the checkpoint “Hnutove”.
In the end, representatives from Kiev and Moscow agreed on the breeding of forces only at the checkpoint “Hnutove”. The parties agreed to have another meeting on January 29.
On 16 January in Kiev was called the new condition for the implementation of the Minsk agreements. Ukrainian authorities insist that the local elections in the Donbas can be held only after returning to the region, all internally displaced persons and refugees.
On 9 December summit, “Norman four” in Paris, the parties drew attention to the importance of the diversion of forces and funds in three new paragraphs to the end of March 2020. According to its results, the leaders adopted the communiqué, which involves commitment to the Minsk agreements, the ceasefire until the end of the year and the dilution of the Armed forces of Ukraine and the breakaway republics of Donbass.
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