Kiev’s falsification of N4 communique a sign of total disrespect – Nikonorova

December 11, 2019 18:26

Donetsk, Dec 11 – DAN. Ukraine has gone as far as to distort the Normandy Four summit communique seeking to reshape its obligations under the Minsk Agreements and them more favorable, said DPR representative at the Minsk talks Natalia Nikonorova.

“This is not just meaningless, as the official communique has been published at the Elysee website and made available to international mass media. This is also a blatant demonstration of Ukraine’s authorities ultimate disrespect towards the efforts of Russia, Germany and France to develop and harmonize this document at the joint meeting in Paris,” she said.

Nikonorova said that Ukraine’s reliability as a partner at talks “was doubtful before, but has become even more ridiculous.”

The original communique says that the sides are interested in agreeing within the N4 and the Contact Group on all legal aspects of the special order of local self-government – special status.

The document published at the website of Ukrainian president first referred to “all legal aspects of the law on the special status”. Thus the concept of the special status was narrowed down to one particular law to avoid amendments to constitution stipulated by the Minsk Agreements.

After Pushilin bluntly criticized the move Ukraine amended the document making it identical to the original communique.*ot