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The representatives of Ukraine at the last Wednesday meeting of the contact group on the Donbas not agreed on “formula Steinmeier” due to a technical misunderstanding. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadim pristayko in an interview with “European truth”.
Pristayko confirmed that the task faced by the contact group. “They really had to do it, but there was a technical misunderstanding in the most contact group”, — said the head of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry, without specifying what kind of misunderstanding occurred, and how it prevented the signing of the document.
However, he also confirmed that the representative of Kiev in the trilateral contact group made some comments on the content of the document. “Perhaps to this text, which is discussed in the trilateral contact group, there will be something added or something taken” — hinted Pristayko.
The meeting of the contact group on the Donbas in Minsk, during which the representatives of Kiev refused to sign “the formula Steinmeier” the consolidation of the special status of Donbass took place on 18 September. It was noted that the actions of the Ukrainian delegation has put in jeopardy the preparation of the summit “channel four”.
“Formula Steinmeier” — proposal of the former Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany, now the President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the consolidation of the special status of Donbass and Amnesty, and elections not under the control of Kiev territories.
The formula assumes that the day of the elections in uncontrolled Kiev areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions in Ukraine on a temporary basis will begin to act the law on the special status of these territories. However, after the OSCE and the international observers recognize them as valid, the law must act on a permanent basis. After this, the authorities of the breakaway republics transmit Kiev control over the Russian-Ukrainian border. Kiev does not agree with the formula Steinmeier, considering that the border control should be obtained before the election. In addition, in Ukraine actively oppose granting special status of the Donbas.
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