Expert: Russia is ready to change the UN resolution on Donbass, but not at the expense of its basic principles

Director of the Center for political conjuncture Alexei Chesnakov

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MOSCOW, December 4. /TASS/. The position of Russia regarding the parameters of the UN mission in the Donbas is set out in the draft UN resolution, which she gave to the Security Council on 5 September, and to review this position, Russia is not ready. In an interview with TASS said the Director of the Center for political conjuncture Alexei Chesnakov.

Answering the question about the differences on this issue at the talks between Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov and special envoy of the US state Department in Ukraine with Kurt Volker, he said that at the meeting in Belgrade on 7 October, where there was discussion about the parameters of this mission, the Russian side said: “Talks sense to continue only if the overall concept is supported by Russian”.