Donetsk, Oct 29 – DAN. The Contact Group decided to establish a subgroup that will look into the circumstances of Makeevka shelling that occurred on October 27, DPR envoy to Minsk negotiations said after today's Contact Group emergency videoconference.
In the evening of October 27 Kiev forces hit Makeevka living quarters using heavy artillery and mortars banned under Minsk Agreements. Two civilians were killed and 10 wounded. On the same day Ukrainian forces opened intense fire on DPR townships along the contact line. Overall five were killed and 16 wounded across the Republic in few hours. Following the incident the members of Contact Group have held an emergency videoconference today.
"The Contact Group decided to establish a subgroup that will look into the circumstances of the incident," said Denis Pushilin. "Including the representatives of the Joint Center for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC) into this subgroup was initiated, representatives of subgroup on security issues will participate. The subgroup will work on the basis of OSCE SMM."
The exact format of the subgroup is to be defined in the coming days.
"The subgroup will identify the culpable, results to be presented at the next Contact Group meeting Nov.9 in Minsk."
The Contact Group working groups on economic and humanitarian issues will also have emergency meetings before November 9th in Minsk, as "problems have piled up", Pushilin said adding that all the sides agreed.
The exact time of meetings is to be determined in cooperation with OSCE coordinators.