Self-proclaimed Donbass republics insist on holding Trilateral Contact Group meeting as soon as possible

The leaderships of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics (DPR and LPR) have proposed holding another meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group as soon as possible.

The leaderships of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics (DPR and LPR) have proposed holding another meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group as soon as possible.

"The DPR and LPR have proposed to the Ukrainian side that another meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group be held in the near future. This meeting could be held in Minsk, Astana, or Novoazovsk," DPR envoy to the Trilateral Contact Group talks in Minsk Denis Pushilin told Interfax on Saturday.

He said he expected "the Ukrainian side to abide by the steps toward settling the conflict signed in the package of measures to implement the Minsk agreements."

"Immediately after a ceasefire takes effect and heavy weapons are withdrawn, the parties should start coordinating next steps toward a political settlement," Pushilin said.

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