The Minister said that during the joint session of the committee on European issues and the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Verkhovna Rada.
According to Prystaiko, he consented to apply the Steinmeier formula during the meeting with diplomatic advisers of the state leaders of the Normandy format.
"We agreed on the Steinmeier formula and I consented to it. The law about the special status comes into effect on the moment of the elections and enters into force completely after the decision of OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights on the recognition of the election results," Prystaiko said.
He noted that the issue is referred only to the special status of the occupied territory in Donbas. The Minister also emphasized that the elections were impossible without providing the security and Russian-Ukrainian border monitoring.
Prystaiko told that Ukraine also agreed on troops withdrawal in three points, Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske.