Kiev has no grounds to demand the right to vote in future negotiations between Russia and the United States regarding the settlement of the situation in the Donbass. This opinion was expressed by first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Vladimir dzhabarov told “Tape.ru” on Thursday, January 26.
“Ukraine all these meetings used mostly for attacks against Russia and demands that advance impossible”, — said the Senator.
In his opinion, neither President Vladimir Putin nor his American counterpart, Donald trump does not want to prevent the Ukrainian side at the talks. “This does not mean that someone in Kiev will decide the fate of Ukraine. In any case. But to discuss any issues without them,” — said dzhabarov.
Earlier on Thursday, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Olena zerkal said that Kyiv should have a voice in any negotiations between Moscow and Washington regarding the cessation of hostilities in the East of the country. She added that the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko calls on West to maintain sanctions against Russia.
The fighting in the South-East of Ukraine began in the spring of 2014, after the Kiev government attempted to suppress statements in the region. Kiev regularly accuses Moscow of involvement in the conflict. Russia has consistently denied the charges, citing a lack of evidence.