The promises of the new Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadim Pristayko about de-escalation in the Donbass in the next six months need to start with the cessation of the shelling of the APU, and the discharge of heavy weapons — Russian Senator Alexey Pushkov said Kiev on the first steps concerning the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine. Earlier Pristayko said that the actions of the new team of the government aimed at the restoration of ties with Ukrainians who were behind the frontline.
In Moscow was skeptical about the intention of the appointed by the Verkhovna Rada of the new convocation of the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadim Pristayko in the semi-annual period to make significant progress in the peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbass.
According to the Chairman of the Federation Council Commission on information policy, Alexei Pushkov, in any case, the new head of the Ukrainian foreign service do not need to take a bad example from the previous head of the foreign Ministry of Paul klimkina.
“The new foreign Minister of Ukraine promises to solve the crisis in the Donbass for months? Ambitious, but it is doubtful. To start Kiev is necessary to perform 1st and 2nd paragraphs of the Minsk agreement to stop the shelling, to withdraw heavy weapons. And you learn how to read agreement: Klimkin read them from the end,” said the Senator.
Two days earlier, Pristayko said that the actions of the new team of the government aimed at the restoration of ties with Ukrainians who were behind the frontline.
“As you know, the President proposed a series of compromise steps. With great effort restarted the process of exchange of prisoners, restored the post in the village Lugansk, restoring, where possible, provide infrastructure and social benefits, is working to develop the system information resistance”, — the diplomat added.
In the appointment in Parliament, he stated that when shifting on the settlement in Donbass, Kiev is ready to consider elections in the region, Amnesty, the removal of trade restrictions. He noted that the aims for the six months to progress in the conflict settlement in the Donbass.
“Kiev cannot and will not conduct endless negotiations in various formats”,
On the same day, the President of France Emmanuel macron during the telephone talks urged leader of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to take action to end the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine.
The conversation between the two leaders took place on the eve of the summit in “Norman format”, scheduled for September. The French leader called Zelensky “the speedy progress in implementing measures in the field of security and politics”, which will contribute to the elimination of the crisis situation in the Donbass.
The Elysee Palace said that in the next few weeks the two leaders and their administration will keep close contact on this issue. The date of the “channel” of the meeting previously agreed on the Ukrainian leader and Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel during a telephone conversation.
Verkhovna Rada Deputy from the party “Opposition platform for life,” Nestor Shufrych believes that a peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbas is the basis of growth of economy of Ukraine, reports the FAN.
“Peaceful settlement in the Donbass — is the Foundation of economic growth, the basis of social stability, and, accordingly, we have to go. Yesterday was a long night, and I want to pay tribute, maybe even make one a compliment to the members of the “public Servants”. They really are interested in how to end this conflict,” the MP stated in the air of TV channel “112 Ukraine”.
Meanwhile, on the eve of the people’s militia self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic reported the deaths of three servicemen as a result of shelling by the armed forces of Ukraine. According to authorities, five more militiamen have got wounds.
Representatives of the militia said that
the Ukrainian security officers of the 35th brigade of Marines under the command of Nicholas Palace precisely attacked the village of Hryhorivka in the South of the DNR, firing at locality 15 min of caliber of 120 mm.
In the headquarters Operations of the combined forces of the APU in turn, said that the day has recorded nine attacks on its positions in the Donbass.
The DNR representative in the Joint center for control and coordination of ceasefire reported that the Ukrainian security forces fired from mortars six settlements of the Republic. The enforcer noted that the attacks used rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms. One of the attacks caused a fire in a house on the outskirts of Gorlovka.
In Donbass from July 21 operates, an indefinite ceasefire, which was achieved on July 17 at a meeting in Minsk. This statement was first designated obligations of the parties on additional measures of adherence silence, what had long been called for representatives of the breakaway republics of Donbass. But the truce is beginning to show the inconsistency from the first day.
Press Secretary of the President of Ukraine Julia Mendel at the beginning of June the TV channel “1+1” admitted that the Ukrainian security forces kill civilians in the Donbass. According to her, very often, fighters fall into the “provocation” when they supposedly shoot from residential buildings, kindergartens and other places where there are civilians.
“And after this, the shelling of this house. Thus, our people are dying, the Ukrainians”, — she explained.
Ukrainian political scientist, the President of the Ukrainian Academy of political Sciences Mykola Mikhalchenko believes that to break the deadlock, the conflict can only bilateral communication between Russian and Ukrainian leaders. With regard to the Minsk agreements, they are not profitable for Ukraine, according to NSN.
“The return of the format will have virtually no impact on the situation, because what they meet and agree, not implemented in practical policy. They are limited to generalities, and also that it is necessary to perform Minsk agreement. The Minsk agreement Ukraine is very profitable to run. It is actually necessary to give autonomy to the Donbass,” — said the expert.