On October 5, 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.
"From the claimed agenda no one issue was managed to be discussed. The basis for the realization of all political points is the special status of Donbass, so the order of the law’s enactment is the first and key. However, from the point of view of the Ukrainian party, the road political map is to begin with security, despite the fact that the group on political issues should deal exactly with the political issues. The Ukrainian party itself violates the signed security documents and for this reason refuses to discuss, for example, the “Steinmeier’s formula”.
It is impossible to discuss prematurely any political issue, arguing with security issues and the negotiators have previously confirmed at all levels, that the work on all aspects of the peace resolving must be simultaneous and synchronous. It is also worth to note, that the official position of Ukraine was not declared"- Natalia Nikonorova announced about the results of the sitting of the group on political issues.