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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Klimkin spoke about changing the venue of negotiations on the Donbass

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavel of Klimkin explained that Minsk, as a venue for negotiations on the settlement in Donbass, was chosen because of the relative neutrality of Belarus and convenient logistics. “If it’s Astana, look where it is,” said he. At the same time as the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov Klimkin believes that it is Minsk or another city – it does not matter. It is important to fulfill the agreements. That’s only if Moscow believes the Ukrainian authorities are guilty that Minsk-2 perecherkivaet, at least the new law on reintegration of Donbass, Kiev believes that Moscow did not want to change the status of the breakaway DND and LNR.

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Pavlo Klimkin.

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin commented on the TV channel “inter” the proposal of the President of the United States Donald trump to move the negotiations on Donbass in Minsk.

Klimkin responded as well as the Kremlin – “the place of the format does not really matter”. Both sides believe that the main thing – the fulfillment of undertaken obligations under the Minsk agreements, however, if Moscow accuses of slipping Kiev, Kiev believes Moscow is guilty.

“It is important that we, unfortunately, are not progressing in our process, not advance, because Russia basically does not want to perform any obligations. And the reason is very simple: to keep the occupied Donbas that is, as a Russian colony and have nothing else to do”, – said Klimkin.

Before the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the statement, trump said: “Indeed, in this case, the location of the talks is not of such great importance — the first. The importance is the commitment of the parties concerned the idea of no alternative to the Minsk agreements in the absence of any other agreement, commitment to the “channel format”… And again, the understanding that everything that happens in the East Ukraine is an internal conflict.”

In addition, the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a press conference at the UN, speaking of Ukraine adopted the law on the reintegration of Donbass said that he, if approached from a legal standpoint, negates the Minsk agreement.

“Moreover, we have reliable knowledge that in Europe and in Washington are well aware of what game is played the current Kiev authorities as they lead the line on zamatyvanie its obligations under the Minsk agreements”, – Lavrov said.

The Russian Minister added that Moscow will “calmly and firmly” defend the package, which was signed by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the leaders of Donetsk and Lugansk.

Read the story: Collusion trump with Nazarbayev: experts predicted the restart of negotiations on the Donbass

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