Parliamentary cooperation in the framework of the "Normandy format" (Russia, France, Germany, Ukraine) may be, If it will help to persuade the parties to the conflict in Ukraine to fulfill the Minsk consensus, said Wednesday the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. Lavrov In..
"The more effort that is aimed at encouraging parties to fulfill the Minsk agreements, the better. Most importantly, these efforts have not dissipated, " said Lavrov correspondents in the Federation Council on Wednesday.
according to him, If all parties recognize that the Minsk consensus is the best way to resolve the conflict, " let's all beat at one point and to prevent distortion of these agreements, some interpretation, a breach of a sequence of steps, which are fixed in them ".
Lavrov added that ought to convince Kiev and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's Republic, what other way than direct dialogue, no." If the parliamentary format will help to beat this same point stronger and Priceline, we will be only glad, "said the Minister when asked to comment on the proposal to create an analogue of the "channel format" at the level of parliaments.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6, 2 thousand people.
The settlement of the situation in the Donbass discussed during the meeting in Minsk of the contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict. The last document is dated 12 February - in addition to the ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weapons and creating a security zone, obliges the Authorities of Ukraine to engage in direct dialogue with the authorized DND and LNR, for example, on the issue of conduct in local elections, entering into the Constitution of Ukraine of change, involving the decentralization of Power, as well as on the issue of legislative recognition of special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ". The results of the last meeting of the contact group 6 may present turned out to form four sub-working groups on specific aspects of de-escalation of the conflict.