Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

DPR MFA Head about the sitting of a group on political issues (13 July)

13 July 2016

13 July 2016 the sitting took place of a political group on the conflict settlement in Donbass. The negotiations were attended by the DPR Acting Foreign Minister Natalya Nikonorova.

«The Ukrainian representatives didn’t present so far the official documents in the written form on issues of the elections’ modalities, amnesty and the road map. In the process of a sitting the representatives of Ukraine openly stated that couldn’t present these documents as at that moment they were waiting for the approval of their negotiating positions «in other formats». By this means Kiev honestly acknowledged the absence of its own official negotiating position and factually admitted its «dependence». In the course of a sitting we reminded for one more time that any unilateral activities despite to whom they were conformed – are not the implementation of the Package of Measures if they are not conformed to the representatives of Republics. All work of a group on political issues was invalidated: we made compromises, we suggested variants but all these actions were empty as Kiev has never chosen its position» - Natalya Nikonorova about the results of a political group’s sitting.

Next meeting of a political group is to take place on July 27.