Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Results of the sitting of the group on political issues (November 22)

23 November 2018
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By today's sitting of the political group, it has already been two years since Leonid Kuchma promised to provide positions of the Ukrainian party on introduction of the law on Donbass special status and amnesty. However, it has not yet happened, and it was not possible to achieve a productive discussion of the main issues on the agenda from the Ukrainian party.

It is the fault of Kiev that the work in the political group is blocked.

“The absolutely unreasonable Ukrainian representatives insist on the lack of authority to discuss a compromise procedure for the entry into force of the law on Donbass special status in the Minsk process. Although at the 98th sitting of the political group on 06.11.2018 the representative of Ukraine said that his authority was sufficient for any action. Such an uncertain position of Kiev does not allow us to proceed to a constructive discussion of the issues on the agenda and, obviously, is aimed at sabotaging the negotiation process” - said Natalia Nikonorova.

DPR Plenipotentiary again focused on the critical importance of work according to the agenda approved by the Contact Group agenda, namely on such key issues for the long-term renewal of peace in Donbass as the implementation of Steinmeier’s formula and the amnesty of Donbass events participants.