Alexander Lukashenkoon: press service of the President of Russia / Globallookpress.com
With 2014 in the Donbas is the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. He said this, speaking at the international forum “European security: move away from the edge of the abyss”, BelTA informs.
In his opinion, the solution to the conflict in the Donbass depends, sit down Moscow and Kiev to the negotiating table. The Belarusian President believes that for the peaceful settlement of the situation in the Ukraine and Russia should work together to make decisions. “Don’t after me to say that this is not a conflict of Russia and Ukraine… Yes, it is not necessary to ignore the leaders of the LC and the DNI. They are, they cannot be avoided. It is a question of agreements,” Lukashenka said.
The Belarusian President believes that the end of the war in the South-East of Ukraine cannot be achieved without US participation in the negotiation process. Lukashenko noted that Washington is involved in what is happening in Ukraine, political and economic processes of American politics and this is not rejected.
Earlier, Lukashenko said that the progress on the signing by Kiev of “formula Steinmeier” in Ukraine are trying to use against President Vladimir Zelensky. 7 October foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei said about the readiness of Minsk to provide a venue for negotiations to resolve the conflict in the Donbass. However, he noted that while “specific proposals were not.”
The armed conflict in the Donbas began in the spring of 2014 after the change of the Central government. Kiev accuses Russia of involvement in the conflict, Moscow has denied all the accusations. On the initiative of Lukashenka, Minsk became the venue for negotiations between the parties to the conflict. In the capital of Belarus is going, the contact group representatives from Russia, Ukraine, OSCE and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk national republics.
Kiev and the breakaway Republic signed the “formula Steinmeier” 1 Oct. Document defines a mechanism for legislative recognition for the special status of Donbass through local elections, and also contains provisions on a possible Amnesty.
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