Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

The results of the group on political issues (August 21)

22 August 2019
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At a sitting of the political group, the Ukrainian position was represented by an expert who had previously participated in the negotiations. Today he demonstrated attempts to return to a constructive path.

“The group was able to return to the issues on the approved agenda. It cannot yet be said that a full-fledged discussion took place - the negotiator from Kiev referred to the fact that the parliament is still not working, although this is not an argument to stop the discussion in Minsk.

Also, the Ukrainian party tried to replace the constitutional consolidation of the Donbass special status with the concept of general decentralization. Such an attitude to the key point of the Minsk agreements reached by such a labor causes bewildering.

It should be noted once again that the Package of Measures prescribes granting Donbass a special status and securing it in the Constitution of Ukraine. This procedure should not depend on political trends and parliament’s composition, since it is an international legal obligation of the state established by the UN Security Council resolution and an uncontested guarantee of restoring peace in Donbass” - Natalia Nikonorova emphasized.

The DPR Plenipotentiary again drew attention to the inadmissibility of sabotage of the negotiation process. It is possible to achieve results on the political track only by following the negotiation logic approved by the Package of Measures and enshrined in the regulations of the Normandy format.

The next sitting of the Contact Group and the working subgroups will be held on September 4.