Andrew Redecorate: Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Russia warns that the next meeting in the “Norman format” is in jeopardy because of the failure by Ukraine of the agreements. This statement was made by Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Andrey Rudenko, reports RIA Novosti.
Deputy foreign Minister noted that in 2019, in Paris, the leaders of the “Normandy Quartet” have agreed that the next summit to be held in April in Berlin. He called the other the agreements reached. In particular, Kiev, Donetsk and Lugansk should make power in three new parts of the contact line, to open new border crossing points to move mine to an exchange of prisoners, set out in the law of Ukraine “formula Steinmeier”, to coordinate all legal aspects of the special status of Donbass on a regular basis.
“While this list was only the exchange of detained persons. the Rest not implemented”, — said Rudenko. According to him, without execution of these measures the exact timing of a possible summit, however.
“Formula Steinmeier” — a document that defines mechanism for fixing the special status of Donbass and Amnesty and the holding of elections on uncontrollable Kiev territories. The granting of special status to the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk national republics (DND and LNR) on a regular basis spelled out in the item No. 11 of the Minsk agreement and under the Protocol shall be implemented after the withdrawal of weapons from the conflict zone, restoration of socio-economic relations of the region with the rest of Ukraine and the exchange of prisoners. Special status implies cultural and linguistic autonomy, Amnesty and expanded powers for local government representatives.
The previous summit, “Norman four” held on 9 December 2019 in Paris, he resumed three years after the break. According to its results, the leaders adopted the communiqué, which involves commitment to the Minsk agreements, the ceasefire until the end of the year and preparing new breeding sites the troops of Kiev and the breakaway republics of Donbass. The next meeting in the same format planned to conduct four months later in Berlin.
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