Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

The results of sitting of the group on political issues in Minsk (March 15)

15 March 2017

On March 15, 2017 a sitting of the political group on the resolving of the conflict in Donbass took place in Minsk. The Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPR Natalia Nikonorova took part in negotiations. 

"Today the sitting of the group on political issues, unfortunately, was not constructive. Instead of considering a political package for the conflict settlement, the Ukrainian party again insisted on discussing the Decree of the Russian Federation President on the recognition of the LDPR documents, and also some certain by-laws of our Republics for their compliance with International law.

In addition, the representatives of Kiev tried to change the terminology and logic of the Minsk agreements, completely eliminating the mean of the Package of Measures as a document for the settlement of non-international conflict. This approach is unacceptable for our Republics - we are committed to the strict implementation of the documents, which were signed in Minsk. As before, at this stage of the negotiation process, the coordination and visibility of the mechanism for the entry into force of the Law on the special status of our territories are the most relevant.

On the basis of this law, all political items of the Package of Measures should be discussed. First of all it is necessary to determine the procedure for its implementation" - Natalia Nikonorova announced about the results of the sitting of the group on political issues.

Next sitting of the group on political issues is to take place on March 29.