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 Minsk talks show no progress in exchange of POWs and OSCE access to militants' holding areas, - Kuchma's spokesperson

The Trilateral Contact Group (Ukraine - OSCE - Russia) on the Donbas claims the lack of progress in the exchange of POWs and the admission of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to militants' designated permanent storage sites for removed weapons in some areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

As reported by Censor.NET, Darka Olifer, spokeswoman for Ukraine's representative at the talks, former Ukrainian President (1994-2005) Leonid Kuchma, wrote on her Facebook page.

"We'd like to draw attention to the need of intensifying the process of exchange of illegally held persons as no progress is currently seen on this issue," she wrote.

As also noted, the Ukrainian side stresses the OSCE still has not got access to the storage sites for withdrawn military equipment in separate areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as well as access to the Ukrainian part of the Ukrainian-Russian border.

Ukraine also came up with a requirement to allow international organizations and their experts, in particular, Doctors Without Borders to separate areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in order to provide humanitarian aid to civilian population in these territories of the Donbas.

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