Direct negotiations with “LDNR” impossible – Walker

Прямые переговоры с "ЛДНР" невозможны – Волкер

Kurt Volker believes that Ukraine needs to extend the law on special status of Donbass

Special envoy of the US state Department believes that “Ukraine has done its part of the Minsk agreement”.

All the conditions of Russia in the context of the settlement of the conflict in the Donbas it is impossible to perform. Among them, direct terms with the separatists. This was stated by the special representative of the US state Department on Ukraine Kurt Volker, reports Interfax-Ukraine on Saturday, September 15.

“Russia insists that it was limited (the peacekeeping mission – ed.) only in order to protect the OSCE observers, and not in order to provide security in the region. However, she insists that the negotiations were conducted directly with the so-called “people’s republics,” not Russia itself… Impossible to do anything,” he said at a press briefing on the sidelines of the meeting of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) in Kiev.

Walker believes that “Ukraine has done its part of the Minsk agreement”.

“She’s prepared and the law on local elections, and Amnesty. the Problem is that it is impossible to implement in the occupied territories. Therefore, we need to achieve de-occupation. It is very important that Ukraine also extended the law on the special status, not to give Russia the opportunity to use these accusations in address of Ukraine”, – said Walker.

Yesterday it was reported that Kurt Volker arrived to Ukraine and has already managed to discuss the situation in the Donbas with President Petro Poroshenko.

Earlier, Walker said that the U.S. is ready to increase deliveries of weapons to Ukraine. In addition, he expressed doubts about the possibility of achieving progress in the Donbas before the elections in Ukraine in 2019.

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