Leonid Kravchuchka: RIA Novosti
The first President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk believes that ending the war in the Donbass leaders “channel four” must sign the document, the development of which they are personally doing. He told about it in interview to the edition “Observer”.
According to Kravchuk, in resolving the conflict in Ukraine in the interests of all participants of the “Normandy format” as “in the center of Europe smoldering wick” which at any moment can turn into a big fire. To resolve such issues, said the ex-President, insufficient privileges “of assistants or advisers of the Ministers for foreign Affairs”, which today, in the framework of the trilateral contact group and the “channel four” working on the road maps for conflict resolution.
“It is the authority of heads of state”, — said Kravchuk. To confirm his words he cited the drafting of the document in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, when the leaders of Ukraine, Russia and Belarus have personally made and signed the agreement, the defunct Soviet Union. “The same should be done today,” — said Kravchuk.
According to him, only after signing by the leaders of “Norman Quartet” this document will speak about achieving success in the Donbass. However, he acknowledged that his signing will not solve all problems at once, this will take time. “But the road will be opened,” he added.
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 the holding of elections on uncontrollable Kiev territories. At the same time was approved the schedule of withdrawal of troops, but this process was disrupted.
Part of Donbass is out of control in Kiev as a result of armed conflict. In April 2014, the Ukrainian government began a military operation against the Donetsk and Lugansk national republics, which declared independence from Kiev after the change of the Central government.
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