Participants of the Contact Group for the settlement of the situation in the Donbass agreed to ensure security in the areas of all checkpoints on the contact line in the Donbass by December 20. This was announced by the OSCE Special Representative, Martin Sajdik, after the meeting in Minsk.

"The parties agreed to complete demining at all checkpoints before December 20," he said.

The issue of clearing checkpoints has long been on the agenda of the Contact Group. Following the results of the last meeting in Minsk on November 29, Martin Sajdik said that the parties had reached an understanding on this issue.

According to the UN humanitarian coordinator in Ukraine Neil Walker, Ukraine now occupies "world's third place in the contamination of territories with mines and the first place – according to the number of people who died because of the explosions of mines."

DONi News Agency

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