The visit of U.S. Senator John McCain on Ukraine yesterday's meeting in Minsk is a bad signal, said correspondents, DPR's envoy at the talks in Minsk Denis Putilin.
on the first day of the weekend-U.S. senators led by John McCain arrived in Kiev and met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. He told the guests about the escalation of the situation in the Donbass. McCain said that visited Ukraine to witness the support of its independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.
"This is a bad signal. McCain is the party of war. How will This affect the upcoming meeting in Minsk don't know, but the signal is not very good, " said Pushilin.
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.
The last document is dated 12 February - in addition to the ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weapons and creating a security zone, obliges the Authorities of Ukraine to engage in direct dialogue with the authorized DND and LNR, for example, on the issue of conduct in local elections, entering into the Constitution of Ukraine of change, involving the decentralization of Power, as well as on the issue of legislative recognition of special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".