Participants in Minsk talks fail to agree on new, 'harvest' truce, POW swap

22:50, 02 July 2019
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The recent round of Minsk talks was held on July 2 / Photo from UNIAN

"In connection with the position of the Russian Federation, no progress has been achieved both on the introduction of a 'harvest' truce and agreement to free captives," press secretary of Ukrainian envoy to the TCG, ex-president Leonid Kuchma's Darka Olifer said on Facebook on July 2 following a TCG meeting in Minsk on the same day.

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As UNIAN previously reported, Kuchma earlier stressed the need to hold a meeting of Normandy Four leaders – Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and France – to give serious impetus to the further implementation of the Minsk peace agreements on Donbas.

The next TCG meeting is scheduled for July 17, 2019.

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