Donetsk, Dec 2 – DAN. Donbass representatives are to speak on the Arria-Formula basis today at the UN for the first time in the Republics' history, the DPR Foreign Ministry said.

"The UNSC Arria-Formula meeting on the implementation of the Minsk Package of Measures on the Settlement in Ukraine will take place on December 2 DPR Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova and LPR Foreign Minister Vladislav Deinego, both representing their countries in the Contact Group, will be speaking."

The webcast will be available at by the Russian Permanent Mission to the UN Youtube channel starting at 6 p.m. Moscow time.

The "Arria-formula meetings" are very informal, confidential gatherings which enable Security Council members to have a frank and private exchange of views, within a flexible procedural framework.*ot