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Kyiv should hold dialogue with occupied Donbas to fulfill Minsk Agreements, - Russia

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russia will continue to insist on the observation of already reached agreements
12:21, 17 February 2020

Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Aleksandr Grushko
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The readiness of Kyiv for holding of a normal dialogue with Donetsk and Luhansk is necessary for the implementation of Minsk Agreements as RBK reported citing Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Aleksandr Grushko.

According to Grushko, Russia will continue to insist on the observation of already reached agreements. “We can meet but if there are no changes for better then the benefit from such meetings is doubtful,” he explained.

Grushko called ‘absence of readiness of Kyiv for a normal dialogue with Donetsk and Luhansk’ to be one of the main obstacles for implementation of Minsk Agreements. “This commitment is not fulfilled flagrantly; however, it is one of the main conditions of the Minsk package,” the diplomat noted.

Related: New prisoners' exchange might happen before Normandy format meeting, - Ukraine's MFA

Earlier, Russia stated that the decision to hold a new Normandy format summit would be made on the basis of progress in implementing the current agreements. 

Last time, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met on December 9 in Paris at the Normandy Summit.

French President Emmanuel Macron said the aides to Presidents and Foreign Ministers of the Normandy Four would prepare a new summit in four months.

 



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