#Commentary of Oleg Onopko on Kiev signing Steinmeier formula
Today’s actions of the DPR representatives in Minsk made it possible to have a meeting in the “Normandy format” in the near future, and also contributed to strengthening integration with the Russian Federation. This was stated in a commentary to the Donetsk News Agency by DPR People’s Council deputy Oleg Onopko.
“Thanks to the monumental efforts of our negotiators and the mediator – the Russian Federation, Kiev met all the preconditions at the meeting of the Contact Group in Minsk for the future meeting in the “Normandy format”. Not only did Kuchma sign the text of the Steinmeier formula, but also agreed on the disengagement of forces and means in Petrovskoye and Zolotoye, and also endorsed the preliminary results of the future meeting in the “Normandy format”.
Ukraine did not dare to adopt the Steinmeier formula, since for them it is next to surrender, which threatens with a complete loss of control over Donbass. Besides, it’s deprived of a convenient reason to ask for money from Europe, hiding behind “the Russian aggression”,” Oleg Onopko said.