DPR and LPR leaders refuse to sign Minsk talks document - source

The leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk (DPR) and Lugansk (LPR) People's Republics, Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky, have refused to sign a document drafted at a meeting of the Russian, German, French and Ukrainian leaders in the Belarusian capital Minsk, a source in Minsk familiar with the situation told Interfax.

The leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk (DPR) and Lugansk (LPR) People's Republics, Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky, have refused to sign a document drafted at a meeting of the Russian, German, French and Ukrainian leaders in the Belarusian capital Minsk, a source in Minsk familiar with the situation told Interfax.

"As far as I know, Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky have not signed this document," he said.

According to earlier reports, Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov brought this document to a meeting of the trilateral Contact Group for Ukraine in Minsk.

Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky, who arrived in the Belarusian capital on Wednesday, were expected to sign the document.

"However, they have refused to do it so far," the source said without providing further details.

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