The head of the OSCE supported the plan Steinmeier

Глава ОБСЕ поддержал план Штайнмайера

You need to avoid legitimization of the artificial internal border of the demarcation line, said Miroslav Lajcak.

The so-called formula Steinmeier is a good basis for the implementation of the Minsk agreements. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Slovakia, which is chairing the OSCE, Miroslav lajčák at the 16th annual meeting of the Yalta European strategy (YES) in Kiev, reports Interfax-Ukraine on Saturday, September 14.

“For me, the return of confidence is the full implementation of the Minsk agreement, if it is transparent and without any games. We even have a good principle on how to read the Minsk agreement is on Steinmeier’s plan. I think that’s a good basis,” he said.

Lajčák called the necessary elements for a peaceful settlement: “peace requires peace plan, the tools and the desire to achieve, which would be supported by the people. In Ukraine there is a peace plan – the Minsk agreements have the tools – Norman group, the trilateral contact group, OSCE SMM, as well as the involvement of the United States – Kurt Volker (the US special envoy on Ukraine – ed.). Until recently, we lacked the political will and desire to fulfill the Minsk agreements”.

The foreign Minister of Slovakia also stressed the need to preserve international unity in support of Ukraine.

“We need to preserve the unity of the international community. I don’t think it would be right to talk about any concessions at this stage, since Ukraine at this stage is the victim of aggression – it is necessary to bring peace and restore the territorial integrity. We need to show that we are really taking this seriously,” – said the diplomat.

Also lajčák believes that the peacekeeping mission in the Donbas can be entered after the withdrawal of troops.

“I would not rule out this idea, but for peacekeepers need a peace to ensure the running of peacekeeping operations. But there is no peace – people are dying. We need to separate the troops, and then think about it,” Mr Lajcak said and stressed the need for the mission’s clear mandate and full access.

According to the head of the OSCE mission should be a tool for peace.

“What must be avoided at any cost for this mission is the legitimization of this artificial internal boundary – the line of demarcation,” – said Lajcak.

On the eve of Russia demanded in writing fix formula Steinmeier, which provides that the law on the special status of Donbass begins to act on a temporary basis on election day and on an ongoing basis – after the elections and the final report of the OSCE ODIHR.

Earlier, President Vladimir Zelensky said that at the meeting of the leaders of the Normandy format, among other things, will discuss the formula Steinmeier. He also noted that he is ready to channel the meeting in September.

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