Donetsk, Dec 19 – DAN. Ukrainian side delays the meeting of the security subgroup of the Contact Group in Minsk, said DPR Foreign Minister representing DPR at the talks Natalia Nikonorova.

"Representatives of Ukrainian delegation are consciously delaying the coordination of the most important issue – recommitment to the comprehensive ceasefire and coordination of additional measures to ensure its implementation."

"We hope that the obvious need for it and civilian hopes for a ceasefire will outweigh Ukrainian political ambitions."

LPR representative at the talks, acting Foreign Minister Vladislav Deinego said that the negotiators are unable to finish bilateral consultations and embark on the meeting as "Ukrainian representatives are trying to shatter the agenda and derail talks on key issues".*ot