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Deputy head of the Russian presidential Administration Dmitry Kozak has offered to withdraw from negotiations on the Donbass at the level of advisers. This is stated in the document, placed at the disposal of the newspaper “Strenia”.
The representative of Moscow said that the work of advisers of the heads of state of the Normandy format is ineffective, and called the talks in this format “meaningless.”
According to him, the recent agreement on a ceasefire in the Donbass were taken without the participation of France and Germany, entirely based on the proposals of Moscow. In addition, Kozak criticized the draft document within the framework of the Normandy format, because the attempts to fill it with meaning “does not meet any enthusiasm among other participants of the format”. “This leads to the idea to stop the senseless talks of councillors No. 4. The experiment can continue, but without Russia. With full responsibility I assure you that I do not intend to continue to participate in the infinitely continuing the “performance” outright imitation flurry of activity at the settlement,” he wrote.
Kozak has proposed to limit the work of the assistants of the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France exclusively by the technical support of the meetings of heads of state. The coordination issues that are the advisors, he suggested that the foreign Ministers of the Normandy Quartet.
Previously, Kozak said that the negotiations of the political advisers of the leaders of “Norman Quartet” on the status of Donbass not led to a breakthrough because of the position of Kiev. He said that Ukraine was unable to provide a clear and coherent answer about the timing of the development of an instrument that will allow you to make to the Constitution amendments with the aim of securing the status of Donbass.
Previously the foreign Ministry of the self-proclaimed DNR said the breakthrough in the contact group on conflict settlement in the Donbass. It is noted that at the meeting were the results achieved in terms of coordination and approval by the parties of a package of additional control measures current ceasefire.
The conflict in the Donbas began in 2014, part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions declared independence. Ukraine accuses Russia of occupation of these territories. Moscow rejects the claim.
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