Donetsk, Apr 24 – DAN. The economic subgroup has joined the talks in Minsk, said the DPR Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"After four hours of waiting, the economic subgroup has embarked on talks."

The coordinator from the OSCE, representatives of Russia and the Donbass Republics have spend four hours waiting for the Ukrainian representative in the working group for the economic issues to arrive to the Minsk talks.

The negotiations are taking place in the context of a worrying situation on the Contact line, as the Ukrainian forces continue shelling of the DPR territory. *ot