MFA: Belarus doing everything possible for success of Donbass talks

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MFA: Belarus doing everything possible for success of Donbass talks

Official Minsk is doing everything possible to enable negotiators resolving the Donbas conflict to work comfortably and efficiently, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Dmitry Mironchik said at a briefing in the Foreign Ministry on Thursday.

"As for the organization of work at the Minsk site, I think you see that the theme of logistics, and the topic of security, other organizational issues are worked out to the details. And we are doing everything to ensure that the negotiators have the most comfortable environment for meaningful work on the Minsk platform," Mironchik said answering the question about the three-year anniversary of the Minsk agreements.

The second Minsk agreement turned three years on 12 February. On this day in 2015, the Contact Group on the settlement of the situation in Donbass signed an agreement in the Belarusian capital, which became a framework for subsequent negotiations.

At the same time, the Belarusian position on this situation, according to the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, remains unchanged and was formulated by the head of the foreign policy department Vladimir Makei. 

In a recent interview with the Russian newspaper Izvestia, Makei once again stated that Belarus maintains an unbiased and honest attitude towards all the participants in the conflict. In addition, Minsk believes that there is no alternative to a peaceful solution of the situation. Russia also supports this position.

"The Belarusian and the most prominent Soviet diplomat, Andrei Gromyko, followed the principle "Better ten years of negotiations than one day of war." We are guided by this principle today," said Mr. Makei.