Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Results of the sitting of the group on political issues (December 4)

05 December 2018
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Today’s sitting of political group was the 100th one in more than three years of the Minsk process. Unfortunately, there is no reason to talk about any significant results in achieving this kind of anniversary.
None of the political paragraphs of the
Package of Measures has been implemented by Ukraine: the law on the Donbass special status did not operate for a single day, the procedure for conducting an amnesty for participants in the events and changes to the constitution were not agreed - there are simply no agreements with the Republics on the implementation of political items. Moreover, for more than a year, group’s work has actually been blocked due to the fact that Kiev representatives refuse to discuss issues on the agenda approved by consensus, have not given a single written position on any item and generally do not at all strive to achieve at least some progress.
At the same time, Kiev introduced martial law, which directly blocks the implementation of individual political paragraphs of the
Package of Measures, but at the meeting the representatives of Ukraine reaffirmed their commitment to the Minsk agreements.
In this regard, the DPR Plenipotentiary stressed the attention of the representatives of Ukraine that in this case it is necessary to level these contradictions and unlock the work of the political group as soon as possible. First of all, start a productive discussion on such key issues for the long-term renewal of the world as Donbass special status and implementation of Steinmeier’s formula.