On July 25, 2018 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.
“At today's sitting of a political group Ukraine’s representatives left the meeting room before the due time. Ukraine’s party attended the sitting only 10 minutes and without stating any position on the agenda, the Ukrainian negotiator formally read out the usual theses. Thus, the Ukrainian party continues to demonstrate in every possible way an unfair attitude towards the Minsk process.
However, it should be noted that now the sabotage of Ukraine’s negotiations has become increasingly evident for international mediators. For example, the OSCE coordinator has repeatedly expressed concern over Kiev's reluctance to carry out assignments and saying about its official positions, and today he mentioned that issue to Ukrainian representatives about a special status are most likely rhetorical. Moreover, today the representatives of Ukraine said that the position of the American partners in the Minsk negotiations is one of the key elements in Kiev's policy regarding Donbass. It once again confirms that the independence and sovereignty, about which the leaders of the Ukraine are speaking all the time, have an illusory nature.
Nevertheless, we continue to call on the Ukraine’s representatives, as well as those states that can force Kiev, to fulfil its obligations in Minsk package”– Natalia Nikonorova about the sitting of the group on political issues.