Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Results of the sitting of the group on economical issues (March 13)

14 March 2019
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Fundamentally different approaches of the Republics and official Kiev to solving the accumulated problems in the framework of economical subgroup do not allow to achieve significant progress. Ukrainian negotiators are concerned only with the promotion of mercantile interests of private owners and entrepreneurs, while representatives of Republics continue to defend the treacherously violated socio-economic rights of citizens. 

"Our priorities are the early introduction of the mechanism of pensions payment to Republics residents, as well as the repayment of Ukraine's debt to employees of the railway and State Enterprise “Water of Donbass”, – Natalia Nikonorova stated.

In addition, the indicative, unilateral development by Kiev of a certain document, which is allegedly aimed at simplifying the pension payment procedure, in fact no more than a sham from Ukrainian leadership to the representatives of international organizations.

"As we have repeatedly seen, any unilateral steps from the Ukrainian party do not solve the issues related to the economic blockade and are not aimed at the implementation of the Package of Measures. In this connection, there are reasons to believe that the resolution announced by Kiev does not simplify the receipt of pensions by citizens who live in the territory of Republics, still forcing them to regularly overcome the still dangerous contact line in order to receive their legal pensions" - Natalia Nikonorova stated.