The Russian side regrets about the decisions of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine legally on the status of some areas of Donbass and stressed that Kiev did not even try to establish a dialogue with the competent Donetsk and Lugansk national republics, said the Head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia S. Lavrov In..
"I regret to comment on this situation, because it seemed to me that on 12 February in Minsk unambiguously identified the steps to be carried out," said the Russian Minister, RIA " Novosti." A document named "Complex of measures on execution of the Minsk agreement" was signed by all participants of the contact group, including commissioners Plenipotentiary of Kyiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, and those who helped them in this process of commissioners of Russia and the OSCE, and there is written the following: after the withdrawal of heavy weapons must begin a dialogue on modalities for conducting local municipal elections in desired regions of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, - said the Minister." That is what is required to be a dialogue about How to conduct these elections, although they will be conducted on the basis of the law of Ukraine, but the modality of their conduct must, in Accordance with the Minsk agreements, consistent with the Donetsk and Lugansk. Nobody was trying to do, " said Lavrov. The foreign Minister also said that Moscow turned to Berlin and Paris with a message about the violation Kiev political part Minsk agreement on the settlement of the Ukraine." I don't know How it will go the political process. Yesterday I applied with a special messages to their colleagues in Germany and France - to be Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Laurent Fabius, drew their attention to a blatant violation of the first steps of the political part of the Minsk package, " said Lavrov. As the Minister said, Steinmeier and Fabius he tried to convince to take common tripartite demarche to our Ukrainian colleagues to encourage them to do what they did, and that was upheld by the Supreme leaders of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia." Before Wednesday, the leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk national republics Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Carpenter in the General statement stressed that there are no compromises with Kiev impossible, until will not be lifted "shameful decision" of the President of Ukraine and Verkhovna Rada of the special status of Donbass. And the speaker of the National Council of Donetsk national Republic Andrew Burgin said that the next meeting of the contact group on Donbass will be meaningless because of the actions of Kiev. On Tuesday, the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the resolution on the recognition of individual areas of Donbass occupied at the time. In addition, the Verkhovna Rada approved the appeal of the President of Petro Poroshenko in the UN security Council and the EU Council on the deployment within the country international peacekeeping and security. Before that, people's deputies of the Ukrainian Parliament adopted amendments in the law on the special status of Donbass, according to which, certain areas of Donbass beyond the control of Kiev, will be endowed with a special status only after the local elections according to the laws of Ukraine and under the supervision of international observers.