Kiev foul-mouthed rep makes OSCE coordinator leave meeting room at Minsk talks

May 16, 2018 19:01

Donetsk, May 16 – DAN. The OSCE coordinator of the political working group has left today’s meeting in Minsk due to a boorishness of Urainian representatives, said DPR acting Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova.

“For the first time in 87 meetings of the Contact Group’s political subgroup, Ukraine voiced not only provocative statements, but direct death and criminal prosecution threats. The coordinator’s decision to leave the room to let Kiev representatives cool down was an eloquent evidence of Kiev’s aggression and intention to set up an open squabble in the meeting room.”

Nikonorova said that Kiev clearly showed disregard towards behavior norms and culture of communication, and unscrupulous treatment of the negotiations.

“We urge Ukraine once again to stop provocations at the contact line and at the talks in Minsk; to embark as soon as possible on the agenda, first of all, on the coordination of the Steinmeier formula and amnesty, which have not yet been discussed in a meaningful dialog.”

Another round of the Minsk talks is taking place today. *ot