3 May 2018, 17:54
LPR not to renounce its Minsk commitments - Miroshnichenko
LUGANSK, May 3 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Lugansk People’s Republic will not renounce its commitments within the framework of the Minsk negotiations, LPR parliament speaker, head of the Republican Executive Committee of the Mir Luganschine social movement Denis Miroshnichenko said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre.
“In any case, the Minsk process goes on; as the authorised representatives previously stated at the Minsk talks, we do not renounce our positions,” Miroshnichenko said. “We follow the rules spelled out in the Minsk Agreements.”
“The LPR, for its part, is doing everything it has to do. The Republic has a coherent policy line within the framework of the Minsk process; nobody is giving up this process. Sadly, Ukraine cannot fulfil its obligations for clear political reasons,” Miroshnichenko said.
“Regrettably, a dialogue with Ukraine doesn’t work out which is proven by its strikes at the Republic’s territory,” the LPR parliament speaker said.
The Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements was adopted by the Contact Group on Ukraine on February 12, 2015 and supported by member states of the Normandy Four (Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France). The UN Security Council approved the document by its 2202 Resolution and called upon all the sides to ensure full implementation of the Package of Measures.
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. The all-for-all prisoner exchange is a key point of the Package of Measures.
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