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Ukraine agrees text of Steinmeier formula, - Zelensky

Steinmeier formula should be implemented in the new law on the special status, which is not elaborated yet
20:24, 1 October 2019

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky
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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky states that Ukraine reported on the agreement of Steinmeier formula text in response to the letter of OSCE Special Representative in Trilateral Contac Group Martin Sajdik as 112 Ukraine reported. 

“We responded to the letter of Mr Sajdik that we are agreeing the text of Steinmeier formula. Steinmeier formula should be implemented in the new law on the special status, which is not elaborated yet,” Zelensky said.

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The president also explained the meaning of the key point of Steinmeier formula about the elections in particular areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

“Steinmeier formula is one-two offers. The temporarily law about the special order of the self-government in particular areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, known as the bill on the special status of Donbas, begins to act on the permanent basis under the condition that the local elections will take place there in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine and legislation of Ukraine and also after the publication of OSCE report that the elections took place in accordance with the OSCE standards and international standards of the democratic elections. It means that any elections may take place at gunpoint and they will not take place,” the president said.

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Earlier Zelensky stated that all obstacles for the holding of the Normandy Summit were eliminated.

As we reported Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko underlined that one of the conditions of the summit is the trilateral written agreement of Steinmeier formula at the Trilateral Contact Group in Minsk.

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