MINSK, September 20 (RIA Novosti) - Talks of the Contact Group on the Ukrainian crisis are being held in the format of "fierce disputes", but the parties have made some progress, negotiating upon the program of the implementation of a ceasefire agreement, Aleksei Karyakin, the chairman of the Supreme Council of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic, told RIA Novosti Friday.
"Disputes are fierce, the meeting is going on, and we have made progress working on the document," Karyakin noted.
He also confirmed that the information disclosed earlier on the ban on heavy armaments' usage being under discussion in Minsk.
The Contact Group on the Ukrainian crisis began a new round of talks in Belorussian capital, Minsk, on Friday. The Contact Group comprises officials from Russia, Ukraine, the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's republics and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
The agenda of the talks focuses on the discussion of a document that will regulate the implementation of a ceasefire agreement between Kiev and independence supporters in eastern Ukraine, reached on September 5.
The five-months conflict has already killed over 3,000 people and wreaked havoc on Ukraine's economy, also leading to the biggest confrontation between Russia and the West since the Cold War.