Video PlayerClose Minsk, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) — The tripartite contact group to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday confirmed their commitment to disengagement of forces, but could not agree on a new date for implementation, said an official with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). The disengagement of forces and weapons in Zolotoye and Petrovsky in eastern Ukraine were the main topics on the agenda of Tuesday’s meeting, Martin Sajdik, the OSCE special representative in the contact group, told reporters following the meeting in Minsk. The diplomat also said the number of ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine had increased dramatically. He urged the parties to the conflict to do everything for a sustainable truce. Sajdik said the parties also discussed issues of mobile communications, water supply and pension payments. The humanitarian working group continued its discussion on the exchange of captives. The next meeting of the contact group will take place on Oct. 29.
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