Ermak: the Minsk agreement need clarification

Ермак: Минские соглашения требуют уточнения

Ermak spoke about the Minsk agreement

Assistant Zelensky said that the Minsk agreement was signed five years ago and require updating. He also added that the formula Steinmeier should become part of Ukrainian legislation.

The Minsk agreement require clarification because they were signed five years ago. This was stated by assistant to the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak in an interview with Die Welt on Saturday, December 7.

“The new leadership of the Ukrainian state not only words, but actions proved that fulfills all commitments under the Minsk agreements, namely the withdrawal of troops to agreed points on the boundary line. From the other hand we expect the same readiness. It is obvious that the Minsk agreement was adopted 5 years ago and they already need to be clarified, ” said Yermak.

He noted that in the negotiations the President’s team pursues a clear goal – to restore the sovereignty and integrity of Ukrainian territory. The President’s team also hopes that France and Germany will support Ukraine continues.

Speaking about the formula Steinmeier, Ermak said that it should be part of Ukrainian legislation. According to him, the formula governs only the terms of the change of special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions from temporary to permanent.

“As for local elections, the most important thing is that they must be conducted according to the laws of Ukraine, which provide that the elections may not happen in the presence on the territory of Ukraine of any foreign military units, groups of equipment,” – said Yermak.

The summit of the leaders of the Normandy Quartet on settling the situation in Donbas will be held in Paris on 9 December. On the eve Zelensky confirmed personal meeting with Putin during the talks in the Normandy format in Paris.

Zelensky today convened a meeting of the Council before the meeting in Paris. The meeting was held behind closed doors in the office of the President of Ukraine. It was attended by all members of the Council.

The meeting of the Council before Paris: the details are displayed

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