Spokesperson of the Russian President Dmitriy Peskov believes that part of the Ukrainian on the settlement of Donbas Conflict announced by Head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group Leonid Kravchuk contradicts Minsk Agreements as TASS reported.
“As far as I understand (the plan) has the issue about absolutely another substance that differs from the content and progression recorded in the Minsk Agreements,” Kremlin’s representative said.
Meanwhile, Peskov stated that he does not know whether or not Ukraine’s plan on Donbas was passed to the Russian side and he had difficulty to answer whether or not Moscow considered the plan.
“I, unfortunately, do not possess the information whether or not this plan was passed to the Russian side. I do not know it,” he said.
Nevertheless, Kremlin’s representative provided the assessment to the holding of the Normandy Format.
“The meeting of the heads of the states for the meeting cannot take place. It can and it should take place for a particular result…The result, at least, should lie in summing up of the execution of earlier reached agreements between the heads of the states and the governments,” he underlined.
Earlier, Head of the Ukrainian delegation to the TCG Leonid Kravchuk stated that the Joint Action Plan, prepared by the Ukrainian side for the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG), contains a proposal on the full and complete cessation of the conflict in Donbas and the demilitarization of certain districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions in early 2021 in order to create all necessary conditions for holding local elections there on March 31, 2021.
"The first thing we propose to do is to stop the armed conflict and carry out the full demilitarization of the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. This is where we need to start. Namely, all armed groups, mercenaries, weapons - everything must be withdrawn from this territory, illegal armed groups must be disbanded. And this must be done in early 2021," he said.
According to the official, after that Ukraine must take control of the border and ensure normal life in these areas.