Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Natalia Nikonorova commented the statements of Ukraine’s minister for foreign affairs Vadim Pristayko

21 February 2020
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Vadim Pristayko once again rebroadcast the ideas of previous political power to rewrite the Package of Measures and of the introduction of international peace-making forces into Republican territory.  There is no one new idea. Unfortunately, the new head of Ukraine’s MFA did not draw any conclusion from the experience of his predecessor, insisting on absolute senseless and absurd scenarios. We have rapidly stated that the Republics will assess uncoordinated presence of foreign-armed formations as an aggression act that can lead to a new round of armed conflict escalation.   

The only way to stop the bloodshed is the clear and steady implementation of the Minsk Agreements, in which there is no mention of international peacekeeping forces. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine should remember that this document contains international legal obligations of Ukraine, since it was approved by a resolution of the UN Security Council. Declaring that this act allegedly has exhausted itself and requires revision, Pristayko again signs the unwillingness and bankruptcy of Ukraine to fulfill these obligations. With such people as the head of the foreign ministry, who are doing their best to disrupt the implementation of the Package of Measures, Ukraine will sooner or later face the consequences of sanctions from the international community.