The self-proclaimed authorities Donetsk people's Republic said the appointment of the special representative of Russia in the contact group on settling the situation in Donbas internal affair of the Russian Federation.
before the first day of the week, the Kremlin said the diplomat Azamat kulmuhametov appointed special representative of the Russian Federation in the contact group. According to the press Secretary of the President of Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov, the appointment of a special representative increases the level of representation of the Russian capital, and emphasizes the importance of the negotiations.
"Not in our jurisdiction to give any assessment and to discuss the why It was. This is the internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, " said Fins news the head of the National Council DND Andrey Purgin, explaining the purpose Kulmukhametova.
before the Russian Federation in the negotiations on the resolution of the conflict situation in the Donbass was represented by the Russian Ambassador in Kiev Mikhail Zurabov. Peskov confirmed that Zurabov will take part in the work of the trilateral contact group, but retains its function as the head of the Russian diplomatic mission in Kiev.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February came amid a sharp escalation of the situation in the Donbass, provoked by the Ukrainian security forces, which increased the forces began to storm the position of the militia. Following the meeting, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany adopted a set of measures involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbas with fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone.