As a person immersed in the negotiation process, I can say with certainty that the place of negotiations is secondary.
The reason for the stagnation of the negotiation process should be found not in a specific country or city hosting negotiators, but in the absence of political will and willingness to honour the commitments made by one of the parties to the conflict. Kazakhstan and the United States should pay attention to this.
The blame for the fact that “Minsk” has come to a deadlock, as the American president put it, completely rests on Ukraine.
Denis Pushilin, the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council, the permanent plenipotentiary representative of the DPR in the Contact group’s negotiations in Minsk