Vladimir Zilinskaite: Francois Lenoir / Reuters
OSCE special representative in the trilateral contact group (TCG) on settlement of the conflict in the Donbass Martin Sajdik said that the cancellation of the economic blockade against the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk national republics (DND and LNR) were received from representatives of the republics themselves, not the ex-President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma. His words “Interfax-Ukraine”. Earlier, the former head of state Petro Poroshenko was considered such a decision a “betrayal of national interests” and demanded that President Vladimir Zelensky explanation.
The Sajdik stressed that the proposal was supported by the Russian side.
“In fact, during the discussion of the TAG in the question of removal exclusively of the blockade was raised by the representatives of the ORDO and the astronomical clock (some regions of Donetsk and Lugansk regions — ed. “Of the tape.ru”), “—said he.
Also, the OSCE representative noted that the Kuchma received the initiative not only about the lifting of the embargo, but about the complex decision of problems which should occur within the legal field of Ukraine.
Earlier Sidik argued that the proposal on lifting the embargo at the meeting on 5 June meeting the TAG received from Kuchma, who had recently been appointed to the position of representative of Kiev Zelensky, after which he was supported by the representatives of the LC and the DNI.
Sidik said that the proposal would be discussed at the next team meeting and if approved will be the “biggest breakthrough”. Representatives of the republics, in turn, noted that at the last meeting was “progress”.
However, in Ukraine this proposal has not met understanding. The Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko called his “crime,” saying that it violates the law banning terrorist financing.
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