20 September 2019, 11:25
Ukraine’s actions blocking “Normandy Four” summit - Deinego
LUGANSK, September 20 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Ukraine’s unwillingness to fulfil the obligations to settle the situation in Donbass is blocking the holding of the “Normandy Four” summit, the Lugansk People’s Republic Foreign Minister, LPR envoy to the Minsk talks Vladislav Deinego said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre.
“The LPR was ready to discuss key issues at the Contact Group meeting in the Belarussian capital on September 18, but Ukraine “didn’t let the process be realised,” Deinego said.
“These actions by Ukraine challenged the possibility to coordinate the “Normandy Four” summit date. Ukraine and President Vladimir Zelensky are interested in holding the summit as soon as possible, he tried to make predictions in all ways and unilaterally set dates for the summit,” he said.
“The current situation is such that the summit is blocked by Ukraine as the decisions by previous summits have not been implemented; the other “Normandy Four” participants believe that without their implementation "the new meetings have no prospects," the LPR diplomat 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 Resolution 2202 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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