The sitting of the group on political issues did not provide us with any fruitful results.
The main issue on the agenda was an enactment of the law on Donbass special status as a basis of Steinmeier’s formula remains unresolved solely because of the Ukrainian party’s position. There was no real discussion due to the fact that Kiev representatives insist on the alleged lack of authority to discuss this mechanism in a political group. Although the Package of Measures contains an absolutely clear indication that exactly within the Minsk platform Donbass special status, amnesty of the participants in events and the constitutional reform should be coordinated.
Instead, representatives of Ukraine are persistently raising topics that are absolutely not related to the agenda, including an election campaign of the Heads and Parliaments of the Republics. It is obvious that the unfounded accusations of Kiev in violation of the Minsk agreements are intended only to divert the attention of the world community from the inability of the Ukrainian authorities to fulfill their obligations. After more than four years, the leadership of Ukraine has not fulfilled a single item of the Package of Measures.
At the same time, the DPR Plenipotentiary in Contact Group once again emphasized that the work of a political group is essential for the full achievement of peace. Therefore, it is necessary to start productive work as soon as possible in coordination with the representatives of Republics on the implementation of political points prescribed in the main document of Minsk package.