Angelina Timofeeva. At the trilateral meeting in Berlin the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will be very clearly indicated on the European position on the Ukrainian settlement, said the first day of the week live TV channel ARD, the Commissioner of the German government for intersocietal cooperation with Russia and former USSR countries Gernot Erler.
The meeting of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will take place on the first day of the week in the 2nd part of the day in Berlin. The meeting is expected to discuss the situation in the Donbas and the implementation of the Minsk agreement on the settlement of the Ukrainian conflict.
"We are confident, as before, only a political solution to this conflict. For this reason, it is important to present another talk with Poroshenko about the importance of the political process of implementation of the Minsk-2, the story is about the amendment of the Constitution of Ukraine on granting rights of autonomy. This week It will be about to debate the Ukrainian Rada. This is a good moment to again very clear European position on this issue, " said Erler.
According to the Commissioner of the government, the German government " are working on this issue on behalf of the EU, together with the French President on the location of the Minsk agreement of 12 February of the current year "." This "road map" for a political solution to the conflict ", - said the politician.
Erler recognized that the implementation of the political part of the Minsk agreement - " This is a very complex process, individual items of which to date there is no consensus ". However, he expressed hope that the parties will be able to achieve the necessary compromise, despite the fact that in Kiev there are forces that would like to "play the war card" in the confrontation in the East of the country.
in April of last year the Ukrainian authorities began in the Donbass military action against the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk national republics. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 8 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, 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 the special status " of certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".