Tatyana Firsova. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that I saw from the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko attempts to perform Minsk consensus.
"I have not heard that the Ukrainian leader said he will not participate in this process (settlement on the basis of "Minsk" ). On the contrary, the conversations have been very constructive, " she said, Recalling not so long ago held in Berlin for talks with Poroshenko and French President Francois Hollande. In her expressions, all the process of settlement will occur and go on the basis of the Minsk agreements.
"We agreed that in subsequent times talks in the "Normandy format" that the work of the trilateral contact group will be held in conjunction with commissioners, as they call themselves, Donetsk and Lugansk republics, I would have said, with the separatists, with emphasis on the topic of local elections ", - said the Chancellor. In her expressions, in the Minsk agreements recorded that the elections in Ukraine must be held according to Ukrainian laws and norms of the OSCE / ODIHR.
The military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of Donbas lasts more than a year. At the talks on February 12 were achieved consensus on stopping the fire, the withdrawal of heavy weapons, introduction to the Constitution of Ukraine changes on decentralization of power and the consolidation of the special status " of certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".