Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

The Head of MFA DPR has commented the statement of the French President at the PACE session

13 October 2016
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October 11, 2016 at the plenary session of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe French President Francois Hollande has declared that the implementation of the Minsk agreements - is the only way to emerge from the conflict. He also stressed that the issue of higher priority is to hold the regional elections in Donbass, but not to return to Kyiv the control over the Russian-Ukrainian border. The statement of French President entirely corresponds to the Complex of measures on resolving the situation and to the position, maintained by representatives of the Republic in Minsk. 

At the same time the representatives of Ukraine, who are interested in Minsk process, can not carefully familiarize with the package of signed documents for more than one and a half year. We completely do not understand the reasons, why Ukraine delays implementation of the Complex of measures. The obligations, which it contains, are not to be canceled. All this time, the representatives of Kiev were blind to the implementation of the items, sabotaged the consideration and adoption of the road map, trying to make the world leaders believe in their own fantasy. However, despite the best efforts of Ukraine, the truth can not be hidden - and now the whole world says to Mr. Poroshenko, a signer of Minsk agreements, that Complex of measures should be read from left to right, from 1st to 13th item, and not vice versa, that the special status of Donbass is the basis of settlement of the conflict. Finding no new arguments, Kiev again and again refers to the mythical Russian troops in Donbass and to the Ukrainian sovereignty. 

Instead of fruitless covering their political impotence through waiting of the meetings in "Normandy format", the Ukrainian authorities should properly assess the situation and concentrate on the dialogue with the representatives of the Republics, because only joint coordinated decisions of both parties of the conflict will stop the war on Donbass earth. 

Once again we pay attention to the fact that the resolving of the situation in Donbass is only possible within the Minsk negotiations.