Ukraine does not agree to fully amnesty Donbas militants, - MFA head

Source : 112 Ukraine

Vadym Prystaiko emphasized that the full amnesty is not a matter of diplomacy
17:03, 15 September 2019

Vadym Prystaiko, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine

Ukraine does not agree to carry out a full amnesty of Kremlin-backed militants who took part in Donbas hostilities. Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko reported this during a joint press conference with US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker, UNIAN informed.

"I want to remind you that in 2015, the law on amnesty was supported, and it did not provide for any full amnesties," Pristayko said.

He emphasizes that the full amnesty of the militants is also not a matter of diplomacy.

The head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry noted that no changes would be made to the Constitution of Ukraine about the so-called "special status" of Donbas, and the occupied territories were invited to develop along the path of decentralization, like the rest of Ukraine.

Related: Donbas war: Russian-backed militants violated truce 14 times

As we reported, Special Representative of the US State Department Kurt Volker and Assistant of Russia's President Vladimir Surkov were preparing to the joint meeting on Donbas conflict settlement. Volker said this during the briefing on the 16th annual Yalta European Strategy (YES) forum yesterday.

"We are trying to appoint the meeting for the last two weeks. I hope, it will happen soon," Kurt Volker stated.

He noted that the U.S. diplomatists communicate with France, Germany, Ukraine and the Russian Federation representatives relating to the forthcoming negotiations.

The official clarified that Washington can join the Normandy Four Summit if necessary, however, the problem is in the Russian position, which the country's representatives voice at meetings. 

Related: OSCE, U.S. consider Minsk agreements not worth revising



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