REUTERS

Members of the political subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) have taken the Action Plan for Donbas, proposed by the Ukrainian side, as a basis.

The Ukrainian delegation to the TCG reported this on Facebook.

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"At a meeting of the political subgroup, the main news was the discussion of Ukraine's Action Plan. Our delegation was surprised by a statement made by the Russian side that the Ukrainian delegation had allegedly promised the approval of the plan by the Ukrainian parliament," it said.

However, after the representatives of the Russian Federation were informed that there are "democracy and parliamentary sovereignty in Ukraine, and the [Ukrainian] delegation could only issue recommendations and does not guarantee certain legislative initiatives, the conversation quickly returned to a constructive course."

"It is too early to speak about the results, but at least we can say that Ukraine's Plan has been taken as a basis," it said.

Ukraine's Plan for Donbas: Five key points

  • On November 5, the Ukrainian delegation to the TCG outline five key points of the new action plan for Donbas: the withdrawal of foreign troops, illegal armed groups and mercenaries from the territory of Ukraine in early 2021; the cancellation by the authorities of the Russian Federation of a number of decisions and documents that are direct interference in the life of the occupied parts of Donbas, for example, on the simplified procedure for granting Russian citizenship to residents of those territories; restoring control over the corresponding section of the Russian-Ukrainian border with the help of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission; an increase in the size of the OSCE SMM mission by four times (by 1,500 persons). Only if the first four conditions are met, the fifth point is to prepare and hold local elections in the occupied districts of Donetsk and Luhansk region (with the assistance of the OSCE).
  • On November 11, a general meeting of the TCG is scheduled at the level of heads of the delegations.