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 EU Asks to Resume Minsk Tripartite Group Negotiations

The European Union calls to resume negotiations of the Tripartite Liaison Group to facilitate a peaceful settlement of the conflict in the Donbas.

The Council of Foreign Ministers of the EU, highlighting the commitment of the EU to the Minsk Protocol of Sept. 5 and Minsk memorandum of Sept. 21, stressed the need to intensify the negotiations in the framework of the Tripartite Liaison Group in the format of the Ukraine-Russia-OSCE, Censor.NET reports citing Zn.ua.

"To ensure the implementation of the commitments undertaken by the parties in accordance with the Minsk agreements, the Council stresses the need to intensify the negotiations in the framework of the Tripartite Liaison Group with the support of the OSCE, and calls upon all concerned parties to participate actively and constructively," the conclusions of the consultations of the EU Foreign Ministers Council of Nov. 17 read.

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Earlier today, the National Security Council stated that Ukraine will not sign any new documents with the militants until the Minsk agreements are fulfilled.

"The protocol signed on Sept. and the memorandum signed on Sept. 19 5 in Minsk are the basis for the settlement of the conflict in the Donbas. Until they are met, there is no sense to meet and sign any new document," speaker of the NSDC Andrii Lysenko said.

 
 
 
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