The Ukrainian authorities " just got signed by former President Leonid Kuchma of Ukraine under the Minsk agreements, not to take on their own shoulders obligations authorized on a voluntary basis is not entitled to sign formal documents On behalf of the country, said Last news Professor of international law, MGIMO Yuri Maleev.
first it was claimed that the order of appointment Kuchma representative of Kyiv Minsk negotiations on a voluntary basis published on the Internet office of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. The document is dated 8 July. On its part, the Plenipotentiary representative of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Denis Putilin said that the authorities DND not seen the document, which confirms the range of possibilities Kuchma at the tripartite meetings in Minsk. According to Putilina, DND does not matter exactly who will be in Kiev in the contact group, the main thing is that it had a range of possibilities and could sign the documents.
"of course, Kuchma is not the level, this is not an official level. And then must be signed by an official envoy, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko) in this case. But we have the Minsk agreement referenced by all the participants in these negotiations, and Russia, as well As among them. And there is a signature Kuchma. Here's the situation, " said Maleev.
according to him, the statement that the Kuchma operates the messenger of Ukraine in Minsk "volunteer" does not grant him the right to sign formal documents On behalf of the country." On behalf of the country does not provide (right puts a signature), If it is on a voluntary basis. If it has some validity, but only in the relations between public organizations ", - explained the head of the Department.
the expert believes that the Ukrainian authorities " just got signed by Kuchma not to take on their own shoulders obligations ".
in Minsk the first day of the weekend held a regular meeting of the contact group in Ukraine, it arrived the self-proclaimed ambassadors of Donetsk and Lugansk national republics pusillin and Vladislav Deinega, negotiator From Kiev, ex-President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma, as well As the OSCE representative, Heidi Tagliavini, and Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov. As said Last news Plenipotentiary LNR, the negotiators did not sign the final Document, the discussion continues.