The lack of stated position on the implementation of the Set of Measures and the sabotage of the Minsk negotiating process demonstrate the absolute unwillingness of the Ukrainian side to resolve the conflict peacefully. It was stated by the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council in a live television broadcast on “Russia-1” TV channel.
ʺThere are now some difficulties in the Republic that we have encountered because of blockades and constant bombardments. It is particularly difficult to deal with populated localities that are close to the line of contact. Whatever happens and however complicated that may be, the People’s Republics continue to develop rapidly. We are not giving up and we continue to insist on the implementation of the Minsk agreements by the Ukrainian side.
It is difficult to agree with the representatives of Ukraine in the Minsk negotiations because, in the entire course of the negotiating process, we have not heard a clearly articulated position on each of the items of the Set of Measures. Our position has been marked in the negotiations since the very first day and we adhere to the agreements that have been established. Ukraine is neither for nor against, it simply does not participate in the process of negotiating,ʺ Denis Pushilin stressed.