Ukrainian participants of the political subgroup of the Contact group put into question the existence of "formula Steinmeier" as a tool of political settlement in the Donbass.
"The working group on political issues could not go today to a constructive negotiable issues identified in the agenda, because the Ukrainian Commissioners now have the opportunity to Decide their own position ", Greg said the representative authorized self-proclaimed Luhansk national Republic in the negotiations Vladislav Deinega the results of the next meeting in Minsk. Its words news Agency.
"Even in those moments when this position is obvious for all participants of the discussion, the Plenipotentiaries of Ukraine refused to start work. For example, they brought into question the existence of " formula Steinmeier ". In practice, negated and discuss the roadmap, though its consideration was urged Ukraine not so long ago during his visit to Kiev of the European diplomatic mission ", ? he added Danego. Foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier in mid-January, has made the initiative to strengthen the special status of Donbass in the elections act in the field according to the following formula: "in the day of the elections in the Donbass ? on a temporary basis, and since the publication of the OSCE report on the election results ? for a constant ". This proposal was the basis for the negotiations on the political dimension of the settlement in the Donbass. In the process, the recent visit to Kyiv of the foreign Ministers of Germany and France were announced the road map on the accelerated implementation of the Minsk agreements by synchronizing efforts to maintain security in the region and the adoption by Ukraine of the necessary steps for constitutional reform, in order to provide the Donbass special status.