Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

WE RECOMMEND THE DIPLOMATS OF KIEV TO BE MORE INTERESTED IN MINSK PROCESS AND NOT TO SPREAD DISINFORMATION

13 November 2020
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The Ukrainian Foreign Minister demonstrates the widespread “forgetfulness” among the Ukrainian leadership and makes statements that directly contradict reality. Maybe he really is not aware that the proposal of including a roadmap for the implementation of the Package of Measures to the Minsk process agenda is an Republics’ initiative.
The Ukraine’s “proactivity” consists only of attempts to ineptly and absurdly as possible, fail all our initiatives to revive the negotiation process. For example, for a whole month we were waiting for a response document from the Ukrainian party to our draft roadmap, which was sent to them at the beginning of October. However, all we got was some kind of surreal paper, devoid of logic and fundamentally contrary to the Complex of Measures. But there are still no comments or any feedback on our project from Ukraine. Therefore, it is not the Republics that need to reflect, but the Ukrainian leaders, first of all, regarding the fact that it is not enough to simply submit a plan - it must be brought in accordance with the Minsk agreements and with common sense.
We strongly advise the diplomats of Ukraine to establish interaction and exchange of information with their official representatives in the Contact Group in order to prevent misinformed general public and more prompt reaction. In particular, perhaps it will help to work through faster and get comments for discussion on our draft roadmap. But if with the help of such statements the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry deliberately denies the reality, then it looks rather pitiful, because the submission dates of all documents have already been widely disseminated, including in the Ukrainian media.