Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Results of the sitting of the group on political issues (March 27)

28 March 2019
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The main obstacle in the work of a political group remains the counterproductive approach of Ukraine. The last sitting before the elections in Ukraine did not bring any positive results. We still cannot get from Kiev even such an elementary thing as recognizing the need to conduct a discussion according to the approved agenda.

Despite the fact that the
Package of Measures contains a clear procedure for the implementation of political items, the representatives of Ukraine continue to insist on their order of implementation of the sequence approved in the Minsk Agreements. We would like to recall, that the priorities are the adoption of the law on Donbass special status, implementation of an amnesty and constitutional reform agreed with the Republics. It is these issues, and above all, the implementation of Steinmeier’s formula that should be discussed at the sittings of the political group in Minsk. However, instead, Kiev is making every effort to unsuccessfully delay a peaceful resolving, creating only a formal illusion of its participation in the negotiation process.

The DPR Plenipotentiary in the Contact Group once again emphasized the inadmissibility of negotiations sabotage and called for unblocking the work of a political group. It is necessary as soon as possible to begin a productive direct dialogue between the parties to the conflict - Ukraine and the Republics of Donbass - on the implementation of political items, prescribed in Minsk package.