Contents tagged with Trilateral Contact Group

  • Kyiv: LPR and DPR representatives are invited to Donbas talks by OSCE

    Representatives of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics are invited to the meetings of the Trilateral Contact Group by the OSCE, said Ukrainian Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksii Reznikov, as quoted by Novyny Donbasu.

    "The OSCE invites them. They think they have the right to represent the territories, and I don't think so, we don't think so," he said.

    According to Reznikov, Ukraine “should not coordinate with the aggressor country [ …

  • Kyiv: Donbas residents invited by Moscow to trilateral talks have Russian citizenship

    Russia invited the so-called representatives of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, which are not under Kyiv’s control, Vladislav Deinego and Natalia Nikonorova to the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG). However, the so-called representatives of Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) and Donetsk Peoples Republic (DRP) have the citizenship of the Russian Federation, said the Minister for the Reintegration of the Occupied Territories of Ukraine Alexii Reznikov, as quoted by RBC-Ukraine. …

  • Kremlin ‘dissatisfied’ that Kyiv is trying to ‘squeeze’ DPR and LPR representative out of Donbas talks

    Boris Gryzlov, Russia's representative at the talks of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on the settlement of the conflict in the Donbass, said that Ukrainian representatives refuse to negotiate with members of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR),reports TASS.

    According to Gryzlov, the May 14 video conference of TCG was on the verge of failure because of such a position of the Ukrainian side. In particular, he said, the situation on Wednesday escalated at the …

  • Russia unhappy with Ukraine’s decision to include internally displaced persons in Donbas talks

    Russia is dissatisfied with Ukraine's intention to include into negotiations of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) displaced persons who were forced to leave the territories of the Donbas which are not under Kyiv’s control, reports the Russian newspaper Kommersant with reference to a source in the Russian government.

    Earlier, the head of the Ukrainian Presidential Office Andrii Yermak announced Kyiv’s intention to include internally displaced persons in the TCG talks. The Ukrainian side is not …

  • Kyiv: Special status of Donbas will never be included into Ukrainian Constitution

    “Ukraine does not intend to include into its Constitution the special status of the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions,” said Ukrainian Prime Minister for the Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksii Reznikov in an interview with RBC-Ukraine.

    According to Reznikov, the Russian representatives in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) for peaceful settlement in the Donbas are constantly trying to raise the question about the inclusion of the special status of the …

  • Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republic claim they are ready to observe ceasefire in Donbas

    Media channels in Donetsk and Luhansk that are controlled by the Russian militants issued statements about their readiness to observe an indefinite truce in the Donbas from July 21, reports Radio Liberty.

    The authorities of Donetsk People's Republic stated that "measures of disciplinary responsibility for violation of a ceasefire and its conditions are explained in due course to all divisions and each serviceman "

    "We express readiness to fulfill the conditions of the truce, and we are ready …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky names steps to achieve peace in Donbas

    At a joint briefing after a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Toronto on July 2, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that peace in the Donbas is possible through political and diplomatic means, reports RBC-Ukraine.

    According to Zelensky, the first issue that he discussed with Trudeau was the peace in Ukraine.

    "I am sure that we will achieve real progress only through political and diplomatic means. So in the end, we will force Russia to stop the escalation, to …

  • President Zelensky’s team explains Kuchma’s statement on response fire and lifting of Donbas blockade

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s press secretary has commented on the outcome of the recent peace talks in Minsk.

    “The lives of Ukrainian soldiers are absolutely and unconditionally valuable. The President wants peace. A stable and long-lasting ceasefire in the Donbas is a key issue for returning to peace. Yesterday’s meeting in Minsk gave us a restrained optimism concerning the further resolution of the military conflict. However, many interpretations of the talks appeared in the news. …

  • Yanukovych says he is ready to discuss Ukrainian prisoners exchange with Putin

    During a press conference in Russia, Former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych announced that he is ready to initiate a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the exchange of prisoners according to the “all for all” procedure. 

    “If necessary, if there is such initiative on the Ukrainian side, I am ready to talk with Putin and submit such proposal,” said Yanukovych. 

    According to him, for this to happen he needs some initiative from the President Petro Poroshenko, and the order …

  • Kyiv willing to pardon two Russians to begin prisoner exchange

    During negotiations with Russian representatives in Minsk, Ukraine offered to pardon two Russian citizens and hand them over to the Russian consul in exchange for the simultaneous transfer to Ukraine of Ukrainian soldiers illegally detained in the annexed Donbas territories, as reported by Iryna Herashchenko, Ukraine’s representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) and First Deputy Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada.

    “The Ukrainian side is looking for all …