Issue of transfer of Minsk Talks on Donbas was not raised by Trump, - Lukashenko

Source : 112 Ukraine

He also emphasized that Belarus already played its role in the negotiation process
13:15, 19 February 2018

Press-service of Belarus President

Aleksandr Lukashenko, the President of Belarus claimed that the issue of the possible transfer of the platform for the Minsk Talks on Donbas was not raised by Donald Trump, the US President during the meeting with his Kazakh colleague as Belta reported.

'It is not like I do not believe but I know that Trump did not raise this issue. Somebody itches to discuss this and pretends to be a peacekeeper. There was no such discussion as the meeting was short. And you know the results of it: the credits for $7.5 billion are signed on energy commodities and other resources. It was the main issue and we should calm down and close this topic', Lukashenko said.

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The Belarusian president also noted that the Minsk discussion platform will remind unchanged.

'Is it possible that the European issues will be solved in Asia?', he added.

He also emphasized that Belarus already played its role in the negotiation process.

'Whatever the Minsk Agreement is, the war is stopped'.

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As we reported earlier US President Donald Trump suggested to move the Minsk talks on resolving the conflict in Ukraine someplace else and discussed it with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. 'We discussed the fact that Minsk-1 has stumped, and a Minsk-2 is needed' He (Donald Trump) says: 'Let’s hold it someplace else'. I say “Let’s do it,” Nazarbayev said, noting that originally the talks should be held in Kazakhstan.

Pavlo Klimkin, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine claimed that the place where Trilateral Contact Group meetings are held doesn’t matter for reaching a result

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