11 January 2017, 16:11
Plotnitskiy: New US administration and the Normandy Four to close Donbass war chapter
New US administration and the Normandy Four will close the chapter of Donbass conflict, said LPR Head Igor Plotnitskiy.
"I believe, it is the Ukrainian president Petr Poroshenko who will soon become obsolete, not the Minsk negotiations," he added.
"I think the US and the Normandy Four will close this chapter.
US President-elect Donald Trump has begun naming the cabinet members who will come to power in Washington after the inauguration on January 20.
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.
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