Trump is not lost Ukraine to Putin. Walker on the Donbass

Трамп не уступил Украину Путину. Волкер о Донбассе

The United States disagree with Russia in the ideas on resolving the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. But Norman upcoming meeting will discuss the UN peacekeepers.

The US special envoy on Ukraine Kurt Volker said that the summit in Helsinki, the American President Donald trump did not give the leader of Russia Vladimir Putin “no gifts”.

He also spoke about the vision of America’s peacekeeping mission in the Donbass, and also about the differences with Russia over the conflict in Ukraine. Корреспондент.net tells details.

 

Trump is not inferior to Putin Ukraine

At the summit of the USA-Russia in Helsinki, Putin has not received any gifts from the trump, which could harm Ukraine.

“The United States does not waive issues that might disturb Ukraine. There were no gifts to Russia by Ukraine,” said Walker in an interview with Voice of America.

According to him, the main theme of the talks trump Putin was Syria, since the US and Russia is “simply at odds with the ideas in Ukraine”.

“Just don’t make sense to go into it,” said the diplomat.

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Walker noted that the administration trump supports sanctions against Russia and is working with its European partners that also prolong the action of economic constraints.

“The United States lifted the embargo on arms supplies to Ukraine and gave Kyiv Javelin and antisnaypersky system. Last week, the Pentagon announced the provision of additional financial assistance to the Ukrainian defense sector”, – he stressed.

The special envoy to Ukraine believes the right decision that the negotiations between the US and Russia, aimed at resolving the conflict in Ukraine.

 

The referendum in the Donbas impossible

Also, Walker stated about impossibility of holding any referendum in the Donbas.

“The white house has made a pretty clear statement on this issue last Friday. They said that they do not support the possibility of holding such a referendum,” said Walker.

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Such a referendum, said the American diplomat would not have had legitimacy, even if he was held.

“It is impossible to hold a referendum in that part of Ukraine that is not controlled by the Ukrainian government, where there are serious problems for the local population, which limited the freedom of movement, from left 1.5 million IDPs,” said Walker.

 

Ukraine needs the special status of Donbass

Ukraine will be in a disadvantageous situation, if not prolong action of the law on the special status of Donbass.

“I understand the frustration of Ukrainian legislators and society. They have done the necessary steps such as the adoption of the law on the special status and Amnesty law. However, Russia did nothing to end the conflict and the withdrawal of troops,” said Walker.

In his opinion, the law on the special status of Donbass adopted, but not applied.

“Today is not special status. It will work only in those circumstances when the agreement when Russia withdraws its troops and will be held local elections,” explained Walker.

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From the termination of this act will be more time than its sequel, says the official.

“I don’t see any harm in extending the validity of the law. Nothing will change. But Russia will use the suspension of the law as an excuse to complain about the Ukraine. They say that Ukraine does not want to implement the Minsk agreements. So just don’t let Russia this argument. The continuing validity of the law did not actually change, ” said Mr Walker.

 

The US and Europe insist on large-scale UN mission

USA, Germany and France, unlike Russia, support the idea of large-scale UN peacekeeping mission in the Donbass, said the representative of the state Department in Ukraine.

On 26 July in Berlin at the level of ministries of foreign Affairs will meet Normandia four to discuss the situation in the Donbass. At the meeting, said Walker, will be talking about how to look like a peacekeeping operation of the UN.

“This is a question that has long been awaiting a response. Russia has proposed the idea that the United Nations has provided protection monitoring mission of the OSCE. However, according to the United States, Germany, France and Ukraine, should be a real peacekeeping mission, to provide security at a broader level. I hope we can discuss this format,” he said..

Walker noted that they maintained very close contacts with colleagues from France and Germany last week as a whole – in the past year.

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“We thought a lot over the process. Soon I will speak to Russian colleagues in order to convey to them our ideas”, – said the special representative.

According to Volcker, the idea of the UN peacekeeping mission will be successful only if Russia decides to end the conflict and withdraw its troops.

“If she can demonstrate readiness to do it, then the international community is ready to intervene to provide security for all local residents and to create conditions for the implementation of the Minsk agreements and the return of the territories under the control of Ukraine. If Russia will be ready… then we will succeed, ” – said the diplomat.

 

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