Partners from the EU and the US are pushing Ukraine to elections in the occupied territories

Партнеры из ЕС и США подталкивают Украину к выборам на оккупированных территориях

At the trilateral meeting in Minsk, which ended yesterday, may 18, the main discussion was in the plane of political issues, despite the fact that security issues have not been resolved. This was a live broadcast “112 Ukraine” said the correspondent Valery Kalinowski.

“Partners from the EU and the US are pushing Ukraine to elections in the occupied territories, though still there shooting, don’t release prisoners, is not controlled the border with Russia. On the elections in such conditions it is difficult to negotiate,” – said Kalinowski.

According to him, yesterday and the day before when I was working subgroup on political issues, progress was not achieved. The representative of Ukraine in the subgroup Volodymyr Gorbulin last Tuesday, even got sick and flew to Kiev.

The OSCE representative Martin sajdik noted that the number of violations of silence regime in Donbas has significantly decreased.

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Intense discussion revolved around the exchange of prisoners and the liberation of the hostages. However, it also proved fruitless. It is noteworthy that the so-called head of the “DNR” Alexander Zakharchenko, after the meeting in Minsk said that the Ukrainian side is trying to barter the security forces taken prisoner with arms in his hands on people often not involved in the conflict and detained Ukrainian security services. At the same time, the press Secretary of the representative of Ukraine at the negotiations Darka olifer said that militants blocked the release of the hostages and tied the release of prisoners of Amnesty to combatants. The issue of Amnesty is postponed until the next meeting on 1 June.

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Sidik expressed dissatisfaction with the outcome of the negotiations of foreign Ministers “Norman Quartet” and the fact that during it did not discuss humanitarian aspects of the conflict in the Donbas. He urged to care more about humanitarian problems, because people still suffer, said Kalinowski.

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Recall that the contact group on settling the situation in Eastern Ukraine next time will gather on June 1.