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 Ukraine insists on creation of subgroup for regaining control over Ukrainian-Russian border, - Olifer on outcomes of Minsk talks

Ukraine's representatives in the Trilateral Contact Group strongly insists on establishing a subgroup for the restoration of Kyiv's control over the Ukrainian-Russian state border.

Darka Olifer, press secretary of Ukraine's representative in the Trilateral Contact Group, country's ex-President Leonid Kuchma, wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

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"At the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group, the Ukrainian side once again underlined: the security issue remains the cornerstone of the Minsk agreements, with control of the Ukrainian-Russian border being the key component of the block. In current situation, it is impossible to talk about elections in non-government-controlled territory of the Donbas. This is why Ukraine strongly insists on the creation of a subgroup for the restoration of Kyiv's control over the Ukrainian-Russian state border," she wrote.

Moreover, Ukraine has once again raised the issue of the release of hostages. Kyiv is ready to compromise on this issue. But the process remains blocked.

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"The economic subgroup considered a complex of issues falling within its competence: water supply, the return of Ukrainian property, the restoration of railway connection, social issues. Special attention was paid to security. It was offered to choose persons responsible for prompt demining and restoration of the Mykytivka-Maiorsk railroad line as well as resumption of night rail freight between Yasynuvata and Skotuvata stations. These lines are crucial in supplying coal to Ukrainian thermal power plants. We also hope that the beginning of repair works will contribute to the cessation of hostilities," Olifer noted.

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In addition, Ukraine once again raised the issue regarding the capture of Ukrainian state property in non-government-controlled part of the Donbas. The economic subgroup also discussed the issues of environmental safety in the Donbas, in particular the flooding of mines in the Luhansk region.
 
 
 
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