Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

The results of the group on political issues (July 22)

22 July 2020
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The entire constructive work of the Contact group ended as soon as Republics demanded to comment the official Kiev representatives on the resolution No. 3809 adopted on July 15, 2020 by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine "On the appointment of the next local elections in 2020 (October 25, 2020)", the fourth paragraph of which completely contradicts Minsk agreements.
In particular, we demanded to assume unconditional obligations to remove all provisions of this resolution that contradict the Package of Measures, as well as to reaffirm our full adherence without exception to all requirements and obligations stipulated by the Minsk agreements.
In response, the Ukrainian negotiators were unable to voice any intelligible and logical official position, thereby blocking further full-fledged work of the Contact group.
Without understanding the unambiguous and transparent commitment of official Kiev to the implementation of the Package of Measures for political settlement of the armed conflict in Donbass, there is no opportunity to discuss and to agree on anything either on political, humanitarian or economic issues, since all of them are also regulated by this central the document of the Minsk package.