Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

The results of sitting of the group on political issues in Minsk (October 26)

26 October 2016

On October 26, 2016 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 Natalya Nikonorova took part in negotiations. 

"Despite the results of the “Normandy format” meeting, which were being waited by the representatives of Ukraine for receiving “their official position”, today we have seen that, even with clear directions for the work Kiev defiantly continues to ignore them. The representatives of Ukraine continue to block the work of the political group, still denying that the main basis for the implementation of all political points of Complex of measures on the special status of Donbass and Steinmeier’s formula -. the only one structure, twice approved by the leaders of "Normandy format" for entering the Law into force. All this in complex (law and formula) is a unified base for the road map and, accordingly, further comprehensive political resolving of the conflict. However, Ukrainian representatives operate in their traditional style -. completely denying the previous agreements and their position, expressed at previous meetings. When our opponents had no more arguments of policy, they recurred to the priority of the security issues. 

We hope, that the representatives of Ukraine's political group will be properly informed about the importance of the work of the Law on the special status of our territories and the Steinmeier’s formula, will receive a clear confirmation of these decisions by their representatives of the "Normandy format" and the next meeting on November 9 will be held constructively, "- Natalya Nikonorova announced about the results of the sitting of the group on political issues.