Yesterday, the head of the Ukrainian foreign agency Pavel Klimkin stated on Kiev’s refuse to hold constitutional reform concerning decentralization and special status of Donbass` certain areas up to holding the local elections on the whole territory.
In this regard, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Donetsk People’s Republic finds it necessary to state the following:
1. Such actions from the part of the Ukrainian official authorities are direct violations of signed Package of Measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements leading to the escalation of a conflict.
2. Constitutional reform as a primary step is enumerated by article 11 of the Package of Measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements signed by all parties of negotiations.
3. Holding the local elections under the Ukrainian legislation on the DPR and LPR territories as well as other measures on setting the conflict are impossible up to constitutional reform.
4. Such statements of the Ukrainian authorities provide evidence of systematic unwillingness of Kiev to settle the conflict in Donbass by peaceful means.