Ukraine decided to postpone the negotiations on the Donbass from Minsk
Permanent representative of Ukraine to the United Nations Volodymyr Yelchenko proposed to postpone the negotiations on the Donbass from Minsk to another capital, accusing Belarus of bias against the Ukrainian initiatives. His words leads the Ukrainian TV channel “Direct”.
“I personally fully support it, I don’t remember who proposed it, some group of Deputy we have in Parliament, that we should just migrate to this area from Minsk to some other capital. With all my respect to Belarusian diplomacy, but I can’t this position to understand what kind of neutrality are we talking?” — said Yelchenko.
“Very strange is the position of Belarus, which everywhere speaks to the fact that they support such a difficult neutrality,” he added.
Elchenko has noticed that Belarus is “chronically vote against” any Ukrainian initiatives in the UN, even if they do not apply to the conflict with Russia.
According to the Ambassador, this indicates a certain position of the country from which Ukraine intends to draw conclusions.
Close to the Minsk negotiation process, the Director of the Center for political conjuncture Alexei Chesnakov called the proposal Yelchenko “dirty game of Kiev.” “To implement the Minsk-2 to have Poroshenko not want. Why not hide it — need the extension of sanctions against Russia. So in the course are various tricks. Now they don’t like it”, — wrote in his Telegram-channel Chesnakov.
The second Minsk agreement is the basic document for the settlement of the situation in the Donbass. It is agreed that the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France. Their signatures under the document, 12 Feb 2015 was presented by the representatives of Russia, Ukraine, OSCE, as well as the self-proclaimed leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk national republics. Belarus is not a party in the Minsk talks, but only provides a platform for them.