Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Natalia Nikonorova commented Kiev's calls to held extraordinary meetings of the security and political groups

19 November 2020
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Representatives of Ukraine very actively called today for an extraordinary meeting of the working group on security issues with the help of the media. However, our request to send a specific meeting agenda and a preliminary draft of decisions that are supposed to be discussed and agreed upon at this extraordinary meeting, the Ukrainian negotiators ignored. They did not send anything to us. They have stopped the correspondence with us. 
Also in the Ukrainian media there were calls from Kiev’s representatives to hold an extraordinary meeting of the group on political issues, but these calls remained only calls in the media. We have never received an official request to convene such a meeting. Perhaps this is due to the fact that there are still no comments from Kiev to our draft roadmap, and without them there is nothing to base the discussion on.
Today we patiently waited for materials from the Ukrainian party until 17:00. We do not intend to wait any longer. If the Ukrainian representatives are really interested not only in loud statements for the media, but also in real productive work, then let them first confirm their constructive intention to unblock the negotiation process by sending specific positions to us. Only after receiving such documents from Kiev we can make conclusions regarding the advisability of holding extraordinary meetings.