According to mass media reports, the parties plan to discuss ensuring
safe access of international experts to the Malaysian plane crash site
and the process of freeing prisoners of war.
According to mass media information, the contact group is fully
represented in Minsk – former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma, Russian
Ambassador in Kyiv Mikhail Zurabov and official representatives of the
OSCE chairperson-in-office for settling the situation in Ukraine Heidi
Tagliavini. At the same time, it is not clear from media reports whether
representatives of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DPR)
are at the meeting.
Non-state and foreign mass media representatives are not allowed to
cover the negotiations and the site where the talks are being held.