The results of Minsk negotiation -the prisoners, the status of Donbas and the checkpoint Zolotoye
10:26 / 04 Aug. 2016 / 100
As Daria Olifer, the press-secretary of Leonid Kuchma the representative of Ukraine in Minsk admitted that self-proclaimed «DPR» and «LPR» acknowledged the fact of 43 hostages on the uncontrolled territories. Kiev is seeking to release 107 people from captivity in total.
Russian representative in Minsk, Boris Gryzlov noticed the normalization of the situation in the Donbas and effectiveness of the Minsk agreements. The parties raised the issue of Zolotoye checkpoint Luhansk region as it never was open for pedestrian and vehicles since its launching in March in case to discharge the rest of the checkpoint in Donbas.
In turn, the Russian side continues to insist on the harmonization in the Minsk format of the draft law on the special status of Donbas.
As we have previously reported the threat of re-escalation hangs over Donetsk region.