Humanitarian Subgroup starts negotiations


The Humanitarian Subgroup of the Contact Group on the settlement of the conflict in Donbas gets to work. The meeting is being held through a video-conference. Members are going to continue the discussion on the several key issues in accordance with the agenda.

The main topic of the meeting is the design of the mechanism of the liberation and transfer of persons detained in connection with the conflict. In particular, it is going to review the issue of the next phase of the exchange, as well as the analysis of the current situation with the “procedural cleansing” of persons, became subjects of the exchange in December 2019 and April 2020.

In addition, the agenda includes the issue on the organizing “humanitarian corridors”, which allow citizens to cross the Contact Line in the connection with humanitarian or other compelling circumstances during the quarantine that is introduced for the period of the COVID-19 pandemic Also, members of the negotiations intend to discuss security measures of people and necessary sanitary conditions at the locations of the checkpoints.

Another theme of the meeting is to work out the measures in the sphere of finding for missing people and identifying unidentified bodies.