Nina Gurina. The development of new formats of negotiations to resolve the conflict situation in the South-East of Ukraine could undermine the Minsk consensus, said on Wednesday the Ambassador of Russia to Belarus Alexander Surikov.
The problem of settlement of the Ukrainian fall under negotiation in different formats, for example, in the "Normandy format" (Russia, France, Germany, Ukraine). In the Polish capital was proposed to move the dialogues in the " Geneva format ", i.e. when the support of the USA and Poland, as neighboring Russia and Ukraine in the country. Ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko Rana said that the Normandy and Minsk formats do not give results, for this reason we need a new one, with the participation of the United States. However, agreements to stop the fire turned out to only be achieved in Minsk during the meeting of the contact group with the mediation of Russia and the OSCE. The Minister for foreign Affairs of Germany called the Minsk format only chance for a settlement in the Donbass.
"the correct format is Issue document changes (Minsk agreements), he can become as if doubtful. Taking it and suffered with disputes, need to perform, " says Surikov.
Tuesday was in Minsk on a visit by the head of the national Assembly (Parliament) of Serbia's presidency of the OSCE, Maya gojkovi? expressed the opinion that it is necessary to hold a meeting of presidents of Russia and Ukraine with the assistance of the Belarusian leader to discuss ways of resolving the situation in the Donbass.
Minsk is a permanent venue for meetings of the contact group Ukraine-Russia-OSCE with the authorized Donetsk and Lugansk national republics. In addition, in February in the capital of Belarus at the conference "channel four" (Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France) was generated by the Minsk agreement on Eastern settlement.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 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.
One of the most important points signed in February of the Minsk agreements was the constitutional reform, and the enactment of a permanent law on the special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The agreement notes that decentralization should take place in coordination specifically, the commissioners of these districts, However, the Kiev Authorities are ignoring this provision, arguing about the Fact that you are unwilling to have a dialogue with the authorized rebellious territories. Read the full text of the Minsk agreements "