Negotiations in Minsk of the contact group on the settlement of the situation in Donbass will not stop, despite the protests in Belarus. This was stated by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on August 13.
“As for the meeting of the trilateral contact group in Minsk and the Minsk process as a whole, I am sure that the process will not stop. The meeting is scheduled for August 18, the meeting will be already in a new format chaired by Leonid Makarovich Kravchuk, ”Zelensky answered when asked by journalists about how the work of the contact group on Donbass will change due to the tense situation in Belarus.
The broadcast was conducted on the Facebook page of the president’s office.
Earlier, on August 8, Leonid Kravchuk, the first president of Ukraine and the representative of Kiev in the contact group on the situation in Donbass, announced four steps to resolve this conflict. He stressed that Ukraine is ready to make concessions with appropriate steps from the self-proclaimed republics.
At the talks of the contact group on Donbass in the Minsk format on July 22, the parties agreed on additional measures to “support and comply with the current indefinite ceasefire for the entire period until a complete comprehensive settlement of the conflict.” On July 27, the new parameters of a complete ceasefire came into force, and Kravchuk headed Ukraine in the trilateral contact group on settlement.
Since 2014, Kiev has been conducting a military operation against Donbass, whose residents refused to recognize the results of the coup and the new government in Kiev. The settlement issues are being discussed in the Minsk format and at the meetings of the Normandy Four.