Russian once again refused to discuss the issue of the release of hostages and political prisoners before the elections.
The Russian delegation disrupted a meeting of the political and economic subgroups of the Tripartite Contact Group (TAG) at the talks in Minsk. This was announced on Facebook by the Vice-Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, the representative of Ukraine in the humanitarian subgroup of the TAG Irina Herashchenko.
According to her, meetings of the TAG and four subgroups are taking place today in Minsk, but problems have already begun.
“Received information from Minsk from my colleagues – the Russian side under false pretexts disrupted a meeting of humanitarian and economic subgroups. Representatives of the Russian Federation refuse to work in a trilateral format with the OSCE, blackmailing Ukraine with a demand for ‘direct dialogue with ORDLO (ed. – temporary occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions)’, and a proposition to wait for the results of the elections in Ukraine,” wrote Herashchenko.