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12 February 2021, 15:34

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Kiev refuses settlement in Donbass for the sake of political bonuses - Miroshnik

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LUGANSK, February 12 (Lugansk Media Centre) – Kiev has repudiated the idea of the Donbass conflict resolution for the sake of political bonuses, LPR representative in the politic subgroup Rodion Miroshnik told TASS News Agency.

“Last year of the Minsk process is Kiev’s complete repudiation of the settlement for the sake of political bonuses,” he said.

Miroshnik recalled the campaign promise of Ukrainian current present Vladimir Zelensky to reinstall peace in Donbass.

“Though he has forgotten his promises, either by his own will or fearing radicals; the issue of the Donbass peace settlement is not any closer than during Poroshenko’s presidency.”

A disastrous economic failure of Ukraine pushed Zelensky’s ratings in a deep dive, Miroshnik said, and his pretextual “fight for national interests in Donbass” is a tool of restoring his public image.

“He needs rating, not a solution in the Donbass conflict,” LPR representative concluded.

The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014. Conflict settlement relies on the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements, signed on February 12, 2015 in the Belarussian capital by the Contact Group members and coordinated by the Normandy Four heads of states (Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine). The UN Security Council approved the document by Resolution No 2202 of February 17, 2015 and called upon the parties to ensure its implementation.

The document provides for comprehensive ceasefire, withdrawal of all heavy weapons from the contact line, starting a dialog on reconstruction of social and economic ties between Kiev and Donbass. It also envisages carrying out constitutional reform in Ukraine providing for decentralization and adopting permanent legislation on a special status of certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

To facilitate the work of the Contact Group, four working groups were set up under its aegis to deal with issues of security, politics, return of internally displaced people and refuges, as well as with social, humanitarian, economic and rehabilitation issues.

LuganskMediaCentre — 12 February — Lugansk