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Medvedchuk: Normandy Format meeting confirms Minsk Agreements

Source : 112 Ukraine

Minsk Agreements are still the main point in Donbas Conflict settlement
17:33, 11 December 2019

Viktor Medvedchuk
112 Agency

The Normandy Format meeting, which took place on December 9, confirmed Minsk Agreements as 112 Ukraine reported citing Viktor Medvedchuk, the Chairman of the Political Council of Opposition Platform – For Life.

“Concerning the main results of Normandy meeting, it should be mentioned that it is very important that the heads of the Normandy Four states, including the President of Ukraine as the representative of Ukraine, first of all, confirmed the commitment to the complete and strict observance of Minsk Agreements. Minsk Agreements recognized as the basis, which should be fulfilled in the security and political parts,” he said.

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Viktor Medvedchuk added that according to the communique, which was signed in Paris on the results of the summit, it was recognized that the law on the special status as well as the legislation on the special status, in general, should act constantly; Steinmeier formula should be implemented, the prisoners’ exchange ‘all for all’ should be held during 30 days.

“These are the main results of this meeting; however, the position of Mr. Zelensky at the summit was completely different despite the fact that he signed under all these points in the communique. In other words, Mr. Zelensky really proposed the amendments to Minsk Agreements concerning the border, control over the border, when this border is passed; in other words, there was different vision than in Minsk Agreements. Besides, the issues were offered on such things as who should present Donbas, offers of Ukrainian side but they did not pass. The communique was confirmed on the results of the meeting of the head of states of Normandy Format, Minsk Agreement as well as the implementation of the political part of the special status. As well as the implementation of Steinmeier formula should be implemented, including in Ukraine and it should be implemented in the national Ukrainian legislation as it was supposed at the moment of signing in February 2015,” the MP concluded.

Earlier Medvedchuk stated that the prisoners’ exchange at all for all formula may take place during a month.

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