OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák said that as part of the work of the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine negotiations are taking place on potential withdrawal of forces and equipment in new territories along the demarcation line in the Donbas, reports Novosti Donbasa news outlet.
"Negotiations on withdrawal are ongoing within the Trilateral Contact Group. We fully support this. I don't want to say what the result will be. But there is a positive trend," said Lajčák during his visit to Stanytsia Luhanska.
He said that it is necessary to wait for the Normandy Four meeting on December 9, "then we will know more precisely."
Currently, forces and equipment are withdrawn from the demarcation line in Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote (Luhansk region), and Petrivske (Donetsk region).
The withdrawal of forces and the implementation of the Steinmeier formula are the conditions for the Normandy Four meeting.