Pushkov: the EU’s position is the conflict in the Donbas to freezing

MOSCOW, October 17. /TASS/. Occupied EU position leads to freezing the conflict in Donbass, it is committed to and Kiev. This was stated on Tuesday by the Chairman of the Federation Council Commission on information policy and interaction with mass media of Russia Alexei Pushkov at a round table in TASS.

“We have entered a new stage of development of the Minsk agreements associated with the expiration of the law on the special status of Donbass and its renewal, he said. – I think that this stage will be characterized by a freezing of the conflict with Kiev, satisfied with the European Union”.

Pushkov said that President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko continued fighting in the Donbass is beneficial to support the falling popularity ahead of the elections. The EU will not revise the approach to implementation of the Minsk agreements, to avoid the risk of a new schism in terms of the difficulties caused by internal problems.

“I admit that the Americans may try to intensify this process, – said the Senator. – How they succeed is now difficult to say, because there is also not inclined to make a correct reading of the Minsk agreements”.

Pushkov added that although in this case the responsibility for the freezing of the conflict will fall on the Brussels and Kiev, there will try to lay the blame for this development on Russia.