The participants of the Minsk talks for the first time signed the final Protocol

the Contact group on conflict settlement in the Donbass, held in Minsk for the first time signed the final Protocol of the meeting. The document, which establishes the obligations of the parties, reports to the OSCE Secretariat, said the representative LNR Rodion Miroshnik.

the Protocol contains a list of obligations of Kiev and the breakaway republics of Donbass. They must be implemented in a certain period of time, said RIA Novosti. These obligations relate to arrive at compromise solutions in the areas of withdrawal of forces, prisoner exchanges, the establishment of an Advisory Council for political Affairs, said Miroshnik.

Earlier, the Deputy head of the presidential administration Dmitry Kozak has informed that Kiev and the Donbass can make the decision on the exchange of prisoners until the end of March.