Pushilin links escalation to Kiev’s attempt to withdraw from Minsk-2

April 07, 2021 17:36 // Updated: April 07, 2021 17:36

Donetsk, Apr 7 – DAN. Ukraine has turned the talks on Donbass into a bacchanalia, DPR Head Denis Pushilin said at his press conference.

“It has become like a bacchanalia. Ukraine has blocked everything. It is worth reminding though that the Minsk Agreements stopped a large-scale military action. The Agreements have proved to be an important element of the establishment of the Republics. After hostilities ceased we got an opportunity to build the statehood,” he said.

The new escalation is due to Kiev’s attempts to withdraw from the Minsk Agreements, Pushilin said.

“It is unreasonable for us to withdraw from Minsk now,” Pushilin said. “We have never refused to fulfill them, not a single time.”

“If Ukraine fails to fulfill them, we know what to do. But we can’t yet speak about it.”

The Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements, approved by the Contact Group in 2015, envisions a constitutional reform in Ukraine which must result in deep decentralisation. The special status of Donbass is a key principle of the political part of the Agreements. Kiev also must coordinate all of its decisions with DPR and LPR representatives.*ot

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