Minsk talks agenda: disengaging of forces in Donbas
The key issues for today’s discussion by Minsk contact group will be ‘saving’ the framework treaty on disengagement of forces in war-torn eastern Ukraine and the ongoing attacks conducted by pro-Russian militants, 112 Ukraine TV channel reports.
SMM OSCE is constantly monitoring and verifying the process of disengagement on the approved sections for the division of the parties to the conflict in accordance with the framework agreement, signed on September 21 in Minsk. The three sections 2 x 2 square meters were defined to be created near villages of Zolote, Petrivske and Stanitsya Luhanska. The effect of a treaty may be applied to other sections of the battlefront, however, they are to be defined during further consultations.
The agreement doesn't work as Russia-backed militants continue to attack Ukrainian positions, using, in particular, mortars and artillery.