Ukraine envoys at Minsk talks again emphasize priority of establishing sustainable, comprehensive ceasefire
The Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) has once again emphasized the priority of establishing a sustainable and comprehensive ceasefire.
Another TCG meeting via video conference was held on June 10, the president's press service told UNIAN.
In the framework of the working group on security issues, representatives of Ukraine once again focused on the need to ensure full and unhindered access of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to the entire territory that is temporarily beyond government control.
At the same time, they expressed readiness to provide security guarantees to the OSCE SMM in investigating the incident with the damage to the SMM's surveillance camera near the village of Petrivske on June 2, 2020.
Ukraine once again confirmed readiness to open two new crossing checkpoints at the contact line.
The humanitarian group discussed the issue of launching checkpoints in "adaptive" mode.
The Ukrainian delegation also proposed to hold an additional meeting of the security group to achieve progress on the disengagement of forces and means.
"In the framework of the political working group, the Ukrainian side announced the possibility of holding local elections in certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine within the time period established by law after a comprehensive de-escalation, withdrawal of foreign military units and equipment, disarmament of illegal armed groups, and restoration of control by the Ukrainian government over the state border in the conflict zone," the report says.
The TCG announced a technical break until June 15.