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Minsk negotiations in a deadlock again: put forward an ultimatum to Ukraine

A round of Minsk negotiations reached a deadlock as the self-proclaimed ‘DPR’,‘LPR’ and the Russian Federation representatives put forward demands to Ukraine
Minsk negtiations in a deadlock again

Yesterday September 22, at the sub-group meeting in Minsk, the self-proclaimed ‘DPR’,‘LPR’ and the the Russian Federation representatives put forward a number of demands, which other participants considered as an ultimatum, Joinfo.ua reports.

Thus, the Russian participants and the representatives of ‘DPR’,‘LPR’ at a meeting of the political sub-group expressed the need to hold elections on October 18 and November 1, 2015 according to their own ‘legislation’, the representative of Ukraine in political subgroup Roman Bezsmertniy said.

During the talks, representatives of the Russian Federation have introduced a document describing in details, when and what actions should Ukraine perform, after which, perhaps, on 21 February, 2016 in certain areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions will be held the elections to village councils under Ukrainian legislation.

“It came as a shock and such an experienced diplomat as Mr. Pierre Morel. Now the negotiation process is put on hold and all this was put off to the next meeting of the trilateral of the contact group. We decided that tomorrow at the meeting of the trilateral contract group, the subgroup will continue these ‘laboratory studies’, “- Bezsmertniy said, noting that such actions of militants brought negotiations to a standstill again.

Speaking of the said document, Bezsmertniy noted also that it described in detail the steps of the President of Ukraine and the Verkhovna Rada.

At the same time, MP Irina Gerashchenko also claimed that the militants practiced a blackmail in Minsk.

It should be recalled that yesterday at the joint press conference Ukrainian President  Petro Poroshenko  and Jens Stoltenberg stressed that elections in Donbas held not under the Ukrainian legislation will be a direct violation of the Minsk Agreements and will not be recognized in the world.

A videoconference of the participants the trilateral of the contact group with representatives of the certain regions of Donetsk and Lugansk regions is scheduled on Friday, September 25.The agenda of the meeting is the whole spectrum of the Minsk Agreements, in particular, security issues, namely the ceasefire.