Expert: attempts to redefine the role of the republics of Donbas will have negative consequences

MOSCOW, October 31. /TASS/. The position of special envoy of the us state Department on Ukraine, Kurt Volker about the fact that the representatives of the proclaimed republics of Donbass should not participate in the discussion of the mandate of the UN mission in the region, contrary to the Minsk agreements. This opinion was expressed on Tuesday, the Director of the Center for political conjuncture Alexei Chesnakov.

“The statement of representatives of the Republic of Donbass on the impossibility of ignoring the views of the authorities DND and LNR, on the mandate of the UN force is fully consistent with the spirit and letter of the Minsk agreements. Comments Mr. Volcker, on the contrary, these agreements are contrary,” – said Chesnakov.

He recalled that the complex of measures on realization of the agreements in February 2015 signed up with the direct participation of representatives of the republics. “Negotiations in the contact group also held with their participation. Successful completion of the whole conflict resolution process also, of course, impossible without them. Any attempt to redefine the role of the representatives of the republics, or hints of it can have far-reaching negative consequences,” – said the expert.

Chesnakov also noted that “the deployment of the UN mission in whatever format is possible only after the withdrawal of the forces on the line of contact and entry into force of the law on the special status agreed with DND and LNR editions and in accordance with the confirmed “Norman Quartet” formula Steinmeier”.

Monday, 30 Oct, Volker in an interview to Ukrainian “Public TV” expressed the view that the DNI and LC should not be involved in the process of discussing the mandate of the UN mission. The representatives proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk people’s Republic at the Minsk talks Denis pusillin and Vladislav Danego issued a joint statement in which they expressed disagreement with the approach of an American diplomat.