Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

The results of the group on political issues (October 29)

29 October 2019
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At today's meeting of the political group, the Ukrainian party found new tools to avoid a productive dialogue on fulfilling its obligations in accordance with the Minsk agreements.

“Today we observed new ways of Ukrainian representatives in the political group to evade responsibility for the implementation of the relevant part of the Package of Measures. In addition to attempts to replace the institute of special status with the concept of “decentralization”, Kiev’s representatives evaded a direct answer to the question of extending the law on Donbass special status and implementing the Steinmeier’s formula already agreed in Minsk in Ukrainian legislation. However, the representative of Ukraine in the Contact group assured that this issue is under control, and they know the problem” - Natalia Nikonorova explained.

We would like to note that the enactment of the law on Donbass special status and its consolidation in the constitution should not be the subject of discussion - this is an obligation of Ukraine, enshrined in a resolution of the UN Security Council. These are the priority issues on the agenda of the political group and, by prolonging this process, Kiev demonstrates not only disrespect for the peace negotiations, but also to the relevant international authorities.

The DPR representative once again drew attention to the fact that the results on the political track can be achieved only in dialogue with Republic’s representatives, while clearly following the procedure and logic for implementing the items prescribed in the Package of Measures.