The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadim Plasticotto: RIA Novosti
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadim pristayko said about alternative solution to the conflict in the Donbass. It happened at the hearings in the European Parliament Committee on foreign Affairs, reports “Strenia”.
According to the Minister, in case of refusal “formula Steinmeier” the country will have one-third reduction in the budget allocated for social payments — pensions and social insurance. The money should be spent on the mobilization of the Ukrainian army and protect the interests of the country without the peace process.
The politician stressed that the government should choose the most appropriate option and to offer its citizens. “No matter how painful those decisions may be, we have to do that because that is the way to peace we can achieve in the future. If people is an acceptable price — we do it. If not, we need to know about this,” said the Minister.
Pristayko called “formula Steinmeier” “painful compromise” and expressed hope that this document will not cause severe damage to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
The evening of 14 October, the European countries endorsed a plan to resolve the situation in the Donbass, who presented Pristayko. The details of the plan were not disclosed.
On 1 October, the participants of the trilateral contact group on conflict settlement in the South-East of Ukraine signed “a formula Steinmeier” — the document that defines mechanism for fixing the special status of Donbass and Amnesty, and elections not under the control of Kiev territories. October 6, thousands of Ukrainians took to the streets to protest against the implementation of the agreement. The demonstrators considered that the consent to the terms, “formula” means the surrender of Ukraine.
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