Russia needs guarantees for the implementation of the Minsk agreements by both parties of the conflict, said the head of the Federation Council on international Affairs, Konstantin Kosachev at the meeting with the member of the Department of the European Parliament on international issues, the Deputy head of the faction of the "Progressive Alliance of socialists and Democrats" Knut Fleckenstein.
"We stand ready to support territorial integrity of Ukraine, but, of course, We must have guarantees that the Minsk agreement is executed by both parties ", - noted Kosachev.
according to his statement, repeated statements of Kiev about the intention Not to give the Donbas special status doesn't improve the situation." This is completely contrary to the agreements. We do Not get strong support of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine, however, strong support is needed from both sides ", - noted Kosachev.
Fleckenstein believes that the Ukrainian Authorities are obliged to take into account the opinion of the DPR and LPR." Does not make sense to accept the new Constitution if it is Not generated together, if you don't share your work with the other side. It is difficult for the Ukrainian leadership, but that will Not do for their country, " said the European politician.
"Thank you, you expressed exactly the idea that I wished you to give," - said Kosachev words of the Deputy of the European Parliament.
The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbas region is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which since September of last year had already taken 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict.