Natalia Nikonorova has commented a statement of President of Belarus

We greet a fact that the topic of Donbass was raised by the President of Belarus at one of the most important conferences on international security. We are also grateful for the assistance to the peace negotiation process, which is now being carried out by this state, and we note that all the organizational and technical aspects of holding sittings of the Contact Group are being resolved quite effectively.

The negotiation format is defined by the Minsk agreements. It provides that any proposals and projects relating to Donbass should be coordinated primarily between the direct parties: Donetsk, Lugansk and Kiev. However, the implementation of this mean is currently almost blocked by the leadership of Ukraine. Therefore, one of the highest priority issues is to exert pressure on the Ukrainian authorities on the issue of fulfilling their obligations under the Minsk agreements.