Donetsk, Dec 29 – DAN. A videoconference of the Contact Group members might take place in case Kiev intensifies shelling, said DPR envoy to the negotiations Denis Pushilin.

"If the shelling continues and intensifies we shall call a videoconference. There is a preliminary agreement; we can organize it, if necessary, on January 10, 11 or 12."

Pushilin said he hoped the conference will not be needed and New Year and Christmas holidays would be peaceful.

The members of the Contact Group held a meeting on December 20 in Minsk and agreed to a comprehensive, durable and indefinite ceasefire coming into force at midnight December 23 (1.00 a.m. DPR time). The DPR has confirmed its commitment to silence guns. *ot