Kuchma: if the format of the talks on the Donbass change, they will not

If there is no “Minsk-2″, then everything will collapse, said a representative of the Kiev side of the contact group on the Donbas Leonid Kuchma. Another format optional Ukraine does not appear, he said.

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KIEV, January 25 - RIA Novosti. Changing the format of the Minsk talks could lead to negative consequences, “things fall apart,” said a representative of the Kiev party in the tripartite contact group Donbass, Leonid Kuchma.

Earlier, the president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said, that Kiev does not see any progress in the implementation of the “Minsk-2″.

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“I want to assure you: if there is no” Minsk-2 “, then nothing will happen. Everything falls apart. Does anyone think that at the request of Ukraine will be a different format? Let’s say, we want it appeared Obama. And Obama this want? .. We are not able to put all of the table, from whom depends our fate as well. We can not put the table of participants of the Budapest Memorandum, “- said Kuchma in an interview with” Today “, released on Monday

He noted that to take part in the talks in Minsk would, in his view, the representatives of China. “I - with pleasure that there was China. China also signed an agreement (the Budapest Memorandum. - Ed.)”, - He added.

Budapest Memorandum - an international treaty between Ukraine, the US, Russia and the United Kingdom on security assurances in connection with Ukraine’s accession to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation Treaty - was signed on December 5, 1994. Ukraine after the collapse of the Soviet Union inherited a substantial nuclear arsenal. After the annexation of Kiev to the contract it was destroyed, and the nuclear powers committed themselves to guarantee the safety of Ukraine.

According to the latest UN data, the victims of the conflict in the Ukraine are more than 9 thousand people. The problem of the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis is discussed at the talks in various formats, in particular, “Norman format” (Russia, France, Germany, Ukraine). In Warsaw, we offer to transfer the negotiations in the “Geneva format”, that is, with the participation of the United States and Poland, as the neighboring states of Russia and Ukraine.

However, the cease-fire has been achieved only in Minsk, during the meetings of the contact group under the mediation of the Russian Federation and the OSCE. Now a permanent venue for meetings of the contact group Ukraine-Russia-OSCE representatives of Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republic of Minsk.

25 January 2016

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