Donetsk, Nov 11 – DAN. Ukraine's refusal to discuss the Steinmeier's formula means a breakaway from the Normandy Four decisions, DPR envoy to Minsk negotiations said.
"As for the political subgroup the Steinmeier's formula has become a stumbling point again that received support at the second Normandy Four summit and in Berlin. Ukraine cited the absence of the summit results, now they say they do not agree with all the results," Denis Pushilin explained.
He emphasized that Ukraine position is sharply at odds with the agreements achieved.
The members of the Contact Group political subgroup met in Minsk on November 9th.
Steinmeier ‘s formula outlines the principles of implementation of the Ukrainian law “On local self-government order in certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk region”. According to the German Foreign Minister plan, the law should be enforced on the day of local elections on a temporary basis, and permanently upon OSCE publishing its report on the elections outcome. DPR has repeatedly urged to introduce a Protocol of the Minsk talks.