Oleg Onopko: Ukrainian side sabotages Minsk agreements and opposes peace

Ukrainian delegation’s refusal to sign the Steinmeier formula jeopardizes a meeting in the Normandy format. This was reported by Deputy of the DPR’s People’s Council Oleg Onopko to the Donetsk News Agency.

ʺDespite a change of the president and the government, Ukraine’s actions remain the same: to sign and not to implement. This was the case with the Package of Measures and we have seen the same at negotiations in Minsk today – the text of the Steinmeier formula has not been signed by Ukraine. Even Ukrainian public pages spread information that Zelensky’s political adviser in “Normandy Four” Andrey Yermak gave his written approval to sign this formula the day before.

I have logical questions: Does Yermak control the negotiation process at all? Do Leonid Kuchma and Ruslan Demchenko listen to him? What are Yermak’s real powers? Why is his decision not implemented by Kiev’s representatives in the Contact Group?ʺ Oleg Onopko said.

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