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The results of the group on political issues (July 2)

Despite all the prerequisites for conducting a constructive dialogue, the work in the group on political issues did not lead to positive developments because of the reluctance of the Ukrainian party to start discussion according to the approved agenda.

“At today's sitting, we once again presented the argument that without Steinmeier’s formula implementing, results on other issues of a political settlement cannot be achieved. If Kiev ignores the objectively necessary steps to implement the Complex of measures, it leads to obstruction of a long-term peaceful settlement” – Natalia Nikonorova said.

The DPR Plenipotentiary underlined that only consistent joint work on an agreed agenda can qualitatively change the situation on the political track. And the first step here should be Kiev’s awareness of the necessity and inevitability of starting a productive dialogue on the compromise order of introducing a special status in Donbass.