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Minsk negotiations conducted in video conference mode: the parties discuss a long-expected lull in the Donbas

Today’s Minsk negotiations round between the militants and the Ukrainian side is conducted via videoconference. The main topic is the ceasefire observing in the ATO area
Minsk peace talks on 01 Sept

Today’s Minsk negotiations round between the militants of particular territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions and the Ukrainian side are conducted via videoconference. Dariia Olifer,  the spokesperson of Leonid Kuchma, negotiator from Ukraine wrote on her Facebook, Joinfo.ua reports.

“Starting a video conference of Trilateral Contact Group with representatives of particular territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

As of 11:00 on September 1, 2015, both parties fully respect the ceasefire. This information was confirmed by the reports of the officers of the Joint Center for Monitoring and Coordination “, – Dariia Olifer states.

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It should be noted that for the last two days only bursts of small arms have been heard in the ATO area, which previously was a rarity.

Yesterday at the end of the day the situation in the area remained stable. Illegal armed groups significantly reduced activity, opening fire on Ukrainian positions mostly with small arms, trying to involve the ATO forces into the confrontation.

Earlier the press center of the ATO reported that during previous day militants have significantly reduced the intensity of the attacks on the ATO forces, using mainly small arms.

It should be recalled that the Trilateral Contact Group Ukraine-Russia-OSCE and Working groups on the Donbas on August 26 in Minsk agreed to cease fire from September 1.