Minsk agrees to host negotiations on Ukraine crisis

Poroshenko has told about the idea to involve Belarus "as a ground for negotiations with participation of all the interested parties on the solution of the Ukraine crisis." Aliaksandr Lukashenka agreed with this initiative, reports BELTA.

The state leaders also discussed "a series of issues of mutual interest".

UNIAN quotes Petro Poroshenko as saying that he "approached Belarus President Alyaksandr Lukashenka with a plea to facilitate negotiations of the 3-sided contact group on solution of the Donbas situation on July 31 in Minsk, with participation of Ukraine's former President Leonid Kuchma, Russia's Ambassador Mikhail Zurabov and an OSCE representative." 

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