Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Natalia Nikonorova commented the proposal of Vladimir Zelenskiy to involve the US and the UK to Donbass negotiations

09 July 2019
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Instead of finally opening, a direct and effective dialogue with us, the new leadership of Ukraine prefers to fill the media space with unfounded statements, which often almost literally repeat the rhetoric of the former Ukrainian authorities. A shining example is an attempt to involve representatives of the United States and the United Kingdom to the Donbass negotiations, which Poroshenko and now Vladimir Zelenskiy had repeatedly made. Kiev is trying in every possible way to jump out of the Normandy format and avoid the implementation of Minsk agreements in the very form they were previously signed and, moreover, approved by the UN Security Council.

Nevertheless, these attempts were not crowned with success for Poroshenko - in the same way the situation will be for Zelenskiy. The last-mentioned should realize as soon as possible the simple fact that Ukraine will have to fulfill its obligations under the Minsk package, especially its political obligations. The sooner the new Ukrainian leadership accepts this fact and begins conscientious work on the implementation of the Package of Measures in constant coordination with the Republic’s representatives, the greater the chance to build peace in Donbass and not to become same traitors to the people as the previous authorities of Ukraine.