Contents tagged with Trilateral Contact Group

  • Kyiv demands resignation of Donbas negotiations group deputy head

    The first deputy head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group (TKG) on the settlement in Donbas Vitold Fokin should leave it, said on Facebook the head of the Ukrainian Presidential Administration Andriy Yermak.

    "My personal position is that Mr. Fokin should leave the TCG," he wrote.

    "Did Mr. Fokin agree on an obligation to hold elections in ORDLO (separate regions of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions) not after, but before Ukraine regains control of the border with Russia? …

  • Trilateral Contact Group reaches agreement on full ceasefire in Donbas

    The Trilateral Contact Group on the peaceful settlement of the situation in eastern Ukraine, (Ukraine, OSCE, Russia) agreed on Wednesday, July 22, on a full ceasefire in the Donbas. It is reported that from July 27, additional measures to support and observe the truce for the entire period until the full comprehensive settlement of the conflict in eastern Ukraine come into force, reports Ukrainian Presidential Administraion.

    These measures include a ban on offensive and reconnaissance and …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine wants USA and Great Britain to join Donbas negotiations

    Ukraine is interested in including the United States and Great Britain in the Minsk and Normandy formats negotiations on the settlement of the conflict in the Donbas, said Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister and deputy head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group on the Donbas Oleksii Reznikov.

    "We are definitely interested in the fact that the dialogue, which is being conducted today with the Russian Federation with the help of the OSCE in the Minsk format and in the Normandy …

  • Kremlin: hopes for a settlement on Donbas conflict are rapidly dissipating

    The parties to the conflict in the Donbass are not able to start a constructive open dialogue on the settlement of the situation., said Dmitry Kozak, deputy head of the Russian presidential administration, in an interview with TASS news agency.

    According to him, even before mid-March, Russia had "cautious hopes for a constructive open dialogue on all existing issues." "But in recent months, those hopes have been rapidly dissipating," he said.

    On May 13, Kozak urgently arrived in Berlin to …

  • During phone conversation with Merkel Putin insists on direct dialogue between Kyiv and Donbas militants

    On Tuesday, June 9, a telephone conversation took place between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin. They discussed the Donbas and negotiations in the "Normandy format”, as reported on the Kremlin's website.

    It is noted that the conversation took place at the initiative of the German leader. Mekrel was concerned about the lack of progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements and the decisions of the December Normandy Four summit.

    Putin and Merkel …

  • 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 …