In Minsk agreed to the withdrawal forces in the Donbass and the exchange of prisoners

the Trilateral contact group in Minsk agreed to the withdrawal forces in the Donbass, and also on simultaneous opening in the settlements of the gold and the Happiness of new checkpoints across the line of contact. About it reports a press-service of office of the President of Ukraine.

According to the head of the foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova, the parties previously agreed on a mechanism to deal with breaches of the cease-fire. Foreign Minister LNR Vladislav Danego reported that the next meeting of the contact group (it is expected that it will take place on 25 March) will be developed proposals for new areas of cultivation forces.

the parties Also discussed the establishment of an Advisory Council to resolve the situation in the Donbass. Among the tasks of the Council will also develop recommendations on political issues. The final decision on the implementation of the Advisory Council will be made after consultation with representatives of the OSCE, Germany and France, reports RIA Novosti.

the Parties agreed on a list of persons who are subject to mutual liberation, to hold the exchange promptly. During the week, this list will present the tripartite group, and in two weeks it will be finalised. Possible terms of the exchange is expected to take until March 25.

the parties ‘ Obligations were first set out in the final Protocol of the meeting. The document sets out the obligations of the parties (mainly Ukraine and Donbas), which must be implemented for a limited period of time. The minutes of the meeting were forwarded to the OSCE Secretariat.

the meeting was attended by Deputy head of the presidential administration of the Russian Federation Dmitry Kozak and the head of the office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak.

In April 2014, the Ukrainian authorities launched a military operation against the self-proclaimed DND and LNR declared its independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the UN, the conflict killed about 13 thousand people.