Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Commentary of Natalia Nikonorova on appointment of Leonid Kravchuk as the head of Ukrainian delegation in contact group

30 July 2020
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We hope that the new head of the Ukrainian delegation will demonstrate a constructive approach to the negotiation process and will not shy away from direct dialogue with Republics. This is especially important now, when we have managed to achieve serious results in the implementation of a comprehensive ceasefire regime, and key issues of a political settlement stay in the agenda. Since the Ukrainian party has undertaken to coordinate all legal aspects with the representatives of Donbass, further progress will entirely depend on the availability of Kiev representatives' readiness for fruitful work.
Let's hope that Leonid Kravchuk will not repeat the mistakes of the Poroshenko regime, which, with its intractability and militaristic rhetoric, made every effort to disrupt the peaceful settlement. Instead, it is necessary to focus on the only possible way to restore peace in Donbass - to start implementing the Package of Measures in joint work with Republics’ representatives.