Russian president's aide Vladislav Surkov might meet U.S. Envoy on Ukraine Kurt Volker in Minsk next week.
Members of the Trilateral contact group on the Donbas issues at the meeting in Minsk on July 5 failed to agree on the date for prisoners' release.
Minister of temporarily occupied territories and internally displaced persons Vadym Chernysh believes the environmental issues of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions must be brought up for discussion at 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”.
The Tripartite Contact Group to resolve the conflict in the Donbas (Ukraine-OSCE-Russia) re-agreed the harmonization of the list of detainees who refuse to be taken to the temporarily occupied areas of the Donbas under prisoner swap program.
Russian president press secretary Dmitry Peskov has set forth the position of the Russian Federation regarding the settlement process in eastern Ukraine on the eve of a meeting of aides to the leaders of the Normandy Four states scheduled for April 6.
Thanks to the position of the Ukrainian side, the issue of elections in certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions has been removed from the agenda of the Minsk talks.
People's Front MP Victoriia Siumar has published a list of politicians who have traveled to Minsk and possibly further to Moscow over the past two years.
Kyiv is breaching agreements reached by the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine (TCG) under the Minsk deal.
At the meeting in Minsk, the Trilateral Contact Group to resolve the armed conflict in the Donbas called for immediate, sustained cease-fire and full access for the OSCE monitors.
Ukrainian lawmaker and former Russian prisoner Nadiia Savchenko admits she met in Minsk with terrorist leaders Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky and says the talks were effective.
Verkhovna Rada First Vice Speaker, presidential envoy on the peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbas Iryna Herashchenko has reported on the outcome of Minsk talks in terms of hostage release.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin claims the "lack of progress" in the logic of the Donbas roadmap.
The meeting of Foreign Ministers of the so-called Normandy Four – Ukraine, Germany, France, and Russia – started in Minsk.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier called on the warring sides in eastern Ukraine to overcome the stagnation in negotiations to implement last year's cease-fire accord for eastern Ukraine.
Ukraine's representative in the Trilateral Contact Group on the Donbas Leonid Kuchma says he has long been seeking resignation from the post, but no decent successor has been found so far.