Representatives of Russia and Ukraine have agreed to hold a meeting to discuss the issue of ending the conflict in Donbas.
The German Federal Foreign Office reported this on Friday, January 2.
“Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier today held a phone conference with his Ukrainian, Russian and French counterparts, Pavlo Klimkin, Sergei Lavrov and Laurent Fabius. Their talks focused on the situation in eastern Ukraine and in particular on the next steps towards implementing the Minsk Protocol. They agreed that there should be a meeting of the Contact Group as soon as possible,” reads the report.
However, it was not mentioned when this meeting could take place.
As reported, on December 24, Minsk hosted another round of talks of the contact group on the settlement of the situation in Donbas. During the talks in Minsk, the sides agreed to exchange prisoners.
Later, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that on January 15, the Kazakh capital, Astana, would host another meeting between the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France to resolve the situation in Donbas.