During the meeting, the group on economic issues focused on the problems of Kiev’s welfare-payment arrears to citizens of the republics, yet unable to address through Ukraine’s fault. They also talked over an audit at the Voda Donbassa Company, the DPR MFA press service reports.

“The parties were studying possible options for priority aspects of exploiting the technical resources of the Voda Donbassa Company in order to rule out arguable points and ensure a stable operation of the infrastructure facility,” DPR Plenipotentiary Natalya Nikonorova informed.

ICRC representatives also attended the meeting.