17 Jan 2020 15:30

Kyiv did not call for setting up border subgroup - DPR

DONETSK. Jan 17 (Interfax) - The statement of the press secretary of Ukrainian Representative to the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk Leonid Kuchma alleging that Kyiv has proposed creating an additional subgroup dedicated to border issues is untrue, the Foreign Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) said in a statement.

"The statement made by Ukrainian representatives yesterday alleging that they have proposed setting up a border subgroup in Minsk is a bare-faced lie. The Ukrainian side said nothing of the sort in our presence," the statement said.

"Transfer of border control is the final step, which can be taken only upon the achievement of a comprehensive political settlement," it said.