Head of Ukrainian delegation to Minsk Group announces need to revise Minsk agreements

Source : 112 Ukraine

The head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group believes that the agreements have become outdated in five years
21:22, 8 November 2020

Head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) in Minsk Leonid Kravchuk
RIA Novosti

Head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group, Leonid Kravchuk, said that it is necessary to revise the sequence of implementation of the Minsk agreements adopted in 2015 because they cannot be fulfilled by Ukraine. He said this in an interview with the Russian TASS news agency.

"If we run into such a sequence, which is stipulated by the Minsk agreements, then this actually cannot be done," he said.

According to Kravchuk, a lot has changed in the Donbas over the past six years, and the agreements that were adopted in 2015 are outdated.

“In our plan, I showed the changes in these conditions and the fact that we need to change the order of actions. But we are not changing the basic principle, which is to achieve peace,” he said.

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Kravchuk noted that the main obstacle was the issue of restoring control on the border with Russia. According to him, this must be done before Ukraine starts to implement the political part of the Minsk agreements.

At the same time, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the "action plan" for Donbas, presented by the Ukrainian side to the Trilateral Contact Group, is realistic, it spelled out specific steps and dates.

Related: World Bank to allocate $ 100 million for Donbas economic recovery

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