The Minsk process on the settlement of the situation in the Donbas not possibly continue in 2016, all obligations under it have to be done In the current year, said the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
"Please, Leonid Kuchma, my envoy to the trilateral contact group, cancel message about what may be to continue the Minsk process in 2016, – no, everyone is obliged to fulfill the obligations in 2015, because Ukraine has already paid a heavy price for the failure of the Minsk agreements ", - has declared by Poroshenko on the last working day of the week on the forum " Yalta European strategy ", reports RIA " Novosti ".
in early autumn the Commissioner of Kiev in the contact group on settling the situation in Donbas, the former President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma said on the feasibility of the extension of the Minsk agreements of February if they will not be executed until the end of the current year. In this case, the Plenipotentiary representative of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic in the negotiations of the contact group Denis Pushilin in mid-August, said Kyiv not performed a full-fledged single item of the Minsk agreements, DNR sees only the imitation and provocation. Pushilin said the DNR supports the idea that the speaker of the European Parliament Martin Schulz to extend the implementation of the Minsk agreements by 2016 due to the fact that Kiev does not have time to fulfill their obligations before the end of this year. Since mid-April last year, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead and wounded among the civilian population and the destruction of houses and infrastructure. According to the UN at the end of August, the victims of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine began about 7, 9 thousand People, at least 17, 6 thousand Received damage to health. 1 September in the Donbass began a ceasefire, which the parties to the conflict agreed on 26 August in Minsk during the last meeting of the contact group on settling the situation in Ukraine.