The second President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma
The representative of Ukraine in the tripartite contact group, former President (1994-2005) Leonid Kuchma questioned the possibility of the introduction of armed police mission of the OSCE in the Donbas. He said this to journalists, Ukrainski Novyny online reports.
“Hope dies last. 57 countries – hoping that they will vote for a police mission? Examples are there Is a problem, which I do not see”, – he said.
However, Kuchma stressed that the current special monitoring mission of the OSCE monitors the withdrawal of forces in an agreed area in the vicinity of the Village Lugansk (Luhansk region) at night.
“The withdrawal of forces at the point on the Lugansk direction. There should be camera of the OSCE. Night no one was there, so at least have to work chamber of the special mission. And they still don’t work: the generator is not working, then something else. And it allows the night to break the peace agreement and to write off on each other… If there is no control, then such a result… So there is hope, but, unfortunately, the Russian side first, quickly agreed (police mission), because they know 57 countries, and such a decision difficult,” he added.
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Kuchma also believes that sanctions against Russia at the moment, cause her damage, but in the future will play a positive role.
“We see that trade sanctions Russia will survive… I might say those things are not hard to describe: trade sanctions we help Russia that she realized that a raw materials appendage to be impossible, and she now will focus all its attention on new technology and the like. Problem for them – financial, i.e., loans, debts. And from the viewpoint of trade sanctions – yeah, that’s a big loss for Russia, but it will get more pluses than minuses,” said he.
Kuchma also said that Ukraine itself will not be able to unleash the conflict in the Donbas, and the question of who as a partner will be able to help, replied that it depends on the political will of foreign States, not against individual countries.
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“In 1992 he created a group on the Karabakh conflict. Walked 8+2: America, France, Germany, and Italy. But the conflict is still not resolved. If there is no will on the part of those countries fully to this issue connects US, then nothing will. And if there is a game of peace and friendship between all countries, will be solved local problems, and the Ukrainian side will be on the sidelines, we remain in the present condition and quickly move down”, – he said.
Recall President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko also said that police mission of the OSCE should be at the Ukrainian-Russian border.
As reported, the prospect of the introduction of police of the OSCE mission were discussed in the night from 19 to 20 October, the negotiations in the “Normandy format” in Berlin.