International talks on Ukraine crisis held near Minsk
A round of trilateral talks on the ongoing Ukraine crisis was held at the Zaslawye government residence near Minsk on July 31.
As a source in Belarusian diplomatic circles told
The Belarusian government refused to release any details of the meeting and it was not immediately known whether representatives of pro-Russian separatists were taking part.
The Ukrainian Presidential Administration said on Wednesday that President Petro Poroshenko had asked Belarus to host a meeting between Russian, Ukrainian and European negotiators on July 31.
The talks are reportedly expected to focus on the release of all hostages by pro-Russian militants in Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk provinces and access by international experts to the site of the crash of the Malaysian Airlines' Boeing that was shot down by a missile in the Donetsk province earlier this month.