The Minsk format until not led to the expected de-escalate the situation in the Donbass, told reporters on Thursday the head of the people's Council of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Andrey Purgin.
"The Minsk format is very sluggish, today is not a breakthrough. The dialogue does not bring at the moment that is bound to bring. The minimum de-escalation ", - he said.
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, 4 thousand people.
The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk 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 requires 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.