It makes no sense to carry Minsk to Astana – Klimkin

Нет смысла переносить "Минск" в Астану - Климкин

Klimkin commented on the transfer of the negotiations from Minsk

Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin sure that the venue of the talks does not matter, and Minsk was chosen because of its location.

The venue of the negotiations on the settlement of conflict in Donbas doesn’t matter. This was stated on Friday, January 19, Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin on air of inter TV channel.

“In fact, the choice of format has no particular significance. It is important that we are not moving in our process,” – said Klimkin.

Thus, according to the Minister, the breakdown of agreements occur through the fault of Russia.

At the same time, Klimkin acknowledged the convenience of Minsk as a venue for meetings of the contact group.

“Why did you choose Minsk? This relative neutrality of Belarus, that’s good logistics – less hour (flight from Kiev to Minsk), but of course, some security issues, but we can control,” he said.

At the same time, according to him, the capital of Kazakhstan Astana for negotiation is too far away.

We will remind, the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev said that the President of the United States Donald trump during a meeting with him declared about expediency of transfer from Minsk negotiations on settlement of the conflict in the Donbas.

In the foreign Ministry of Belarus assured that the venue of the talks on settlement of situation in Donbas is little independent – they can move anywhere, if there is confidence in success.

The Kremlin also voted against the transfer of the place of negotiation from Minsk.

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