Zelensky's roadmap for Minsk talks not to be made public yet

Ukraine has to agree on a roadmap with its European partners within the Normandy Format
18:19, 6 June 2019

Yulia Mendel

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's roadmap in Minsk talks will not be made public before June 19. This was announced by president’s press secretary Yulia Mendel on Facebook.

According to her, there were precedents in Ukraine when our initiatives were blocked, as they were announced in advance. Making the roadmap public too early is a matter of security.

In addition, Ukraine has to agree on a roadmap with its European partners within the Normandy Format.

“Secondly, Ukraine has to agree on a roadmap with our European partners in the Normandy Format. Therefore, we would not like to announce the roadmap before June 19. However, we emphasize that Ukraine faces two major tasks today: achieving ceasefire and returning home the captured Ukrainians,” Mendel said.

Related: Trade with occupied Donbas without taxes, registration is financing of terrorism, - Prosecutor General

As it was reported earlier that Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine would discuss lifting the economic blockade from the separate districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions at the next session. 

Trilateral Contact Group on settling the situation on the east of Ukraine should develop proposals for the establishment of an armistice in the Joint Forces operation until June 19.

Related: Donbas war: Militants perform 12 attacks, one Ukrainian soldier dies

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David Penrose Barneby

Member since: 19.02.2019

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7 June 2019, 04:31
As I have read , Kyiv military forces are in Donbass , so no surprise if militants perform attacks and a soldier gets killed . Under the Minsk agreement all military forces were to be withdrawn 30kms back from the main dividing line , clearly that has not happened . If Ukraine wants to restore peace in Ukraine and reintegration of the Donbass region , Kyiv forces need to be withdrawn from the region completely . Ukraine's desperate need for finance has caused it to look to the US and EU ; neither are your friends , their only interests in Ukraine are to exploit mineral wealth and to put NATO on the Russian border , but not to protect Ukraine . Ukraine has got to make peace with Russia , like it or not , Russia is your better friend .
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