30 May 2018, 12:40


Deinego says Klimkin's illiteracy concerning Minsk basics hindering peaceful settlement

LUGANSK, May 30 (Lugansk Media Centre) – LPR acting Foreign Minister representing the Republic at Minsk talks Vladislav Deinego said that his Ukrainian counterpart Pavel Klimkin is apparently unaware of the agreements Kiev has committed to observe.

Deinego's comment came after Klimkin blatantly claimed on the sidelines of the UN Security Council meeting that Donbass Republics do not need "any additional status as they already have it".

"Klimkin made a passing reference to the abolition of the September 5, 2014 Protocol signed by the Contact Group in Minsk," Deinego said.

"Does it mean that Ukraine is officially withdrawing from the Minsk Agreements? Or is there another interpretation of klimkin's words "What other additional status do the occupied territories need?" The Article 3 of the Protocol provides for the decentralization of power, including through the adoption of the Ukrainian law "On temporary Order of Local Self-Governance in Particular Districts of Donetsk and Lugansk Regions", which is the law on the special status. The position of the "Ukraine's foreign policy conductor" has been clearly voiced."

Deinego said "the issue is that the face of Ukrainian diplomacy is speaking about the conflict settlement without knowing the basics of the negotiations process."

"The settlement is being hampered by such Klimkins who are continuously confusing documents, definitions and assessments during the Minsk talks. They look pale and bleak, and resort to undiplomatic expressions referring to their counterparts."

"If Ukraine truly wanted the resolution to the conflict it would shape and get it across to every one of its scapegoats, and even the most ungifted Kiev representative would produce a decent impression."

LuganskMediaCentre — 30 May — Lugansk