Dmitry Colabufalo: Fabrizio Bensch / AP
Ukraine refused to go to the “fictitious Kremlin federalization” and a special status for Donbass “Russian scenario”. This was stated by the foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba, summing up his visit to Berlin, reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.
Kyiv is ready for “reasonable compromise” on the issue of local government after the return of uncontrolled territories, said the Minister. “But we never go to any special status according to the Russian scenario, with a veto on national decisions and other requirements that undermine our sovereignty,” he said.
According to Kuleba, Ukraine will not agree to “enter into a direct dialogue with the occupying administrations” and will not yield on the question of the border and “withdrawal of Russian troops”. “We’re not going to cover the Kremlin federalization”, — said the Minister.
Part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions declared independence in 2014 after a change of Central government in Ukraine as a result of mass anti-government protests. Kyiv tried to bring them under control by force. Ukraine accuses Russia of occupation of these territories. The Kremlin rejects the claim.
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