Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Results of the sitting of the group on economical issues (April 24)

24 April 2019
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Today in Minsk, Kiev’s representatives again complicated the work of the humanitarian and economical groups with technical issues related to the necessary documents distribution, as well as the delegation of a single representative to two subgroups, who was not fully enforced.

“It is not the first time when Ukraine uses such methods of sabotaging the negotiation process. Negotiators in the group on economical issues have waited for Kiev’s representative for four hours, who all this time was involved into the work of the group on humanitarian issues. As a result, the work of both groups was not full-fledged: the negotiators failed to substantively discuss the most important agenda issues” – DPR Plenipotentiary informed.

There are important issues for the Republics, in addition to pension payment, which require the earliest practical solutions, are payments of debt to railway workers and employees of the enterprise “Water of Donbass”. However, as the coordinator for economical issues explained, it was not enough time for discussing exactly these topics.

“For these technical reasons artificially created by the Ukrainian party, even the participation of the new ICRC head in Ukraine, Florence Gillette, in the work of these particular groups did not bring significant changes in the dialogue” – DPR Plenipotentiary noted.