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 Separatists willing to settle debt to resume water supplies to occupied Donbas, - OSCE’s Sajdik on Minsk talks

The parties to the Tripartite Contact Group resolving Donbas conflict in Minsk agreed that unsettled debt for supplied water must be paid off to resume deliveries to the so-called “DPR”/“LPR”.

Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Tripartite Contact Group Martin Sajdik told reporters Wednesday after a meeting in Minsk, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

According to the ambassador, the debate on the supply of water to the "DPR"/"LPR" was fruitful since the parties showed mutual interest in settling the debt and resumption of water deliveries.

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Sajdik said that the economic subgroup discussed the decision to suspend transportation across the contact line and introduction of the so-called external management at the enterprises in the "DPR"/"LPR" operating under Ukrainian laws. The OSCE special representative noted that no decisions were made on these matters.

He also mentioned that the political subgroup traditionally discussed the "Steinmeier formula."

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