© RIA Novosti / stringer.The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadim pristayko. Archival photoas an alternative “formula Steinmeier” Kiev will have to send a third of the budget to mobilize the army, at a press conference in Brussels said the head of Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadim Pristayko, reports “Strenia”.Such a solution, as stressed Pristayko, would affect pensions, wages and health insurance.
Along with this, the head of the diplomatic Department noted that “formula Steinmeier” was coined and agreed upon by governments and it is different from what Ukraine had agreed earlier”. “It is a painful compromise, and we know how much said a word against it,” he said.According to Pristayko, the government must choose from the available options to solve the problem and to offer citizens the most appropriate option.Earlier, the head of the foreign Ministry of Ukraine said that “the formula Steinmeier” has no role without the laws on elections and on the special status of Donbass.
The contact group on Ukraine meeting in Minsk on 1 October agreed on a “formula Steinmeier”, according to which the law on the special order of local government in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions shall enter into force on a temporary basis on election day and on an ongoing basis – after the publication of the OSCE report on the election results. Then, Ukraine held a protest against approval of “formula Steinmeier”.At the meeting in Minsk the parties agreed to continue the process of withdrawal of forces in the Petrovsky district and Golden on October 7. To begin the withdrawal was on October 9. The DNI and LC for three days confirmed the readiness to begin the process, however, the response by Ukrainian security forces never came.Russian President Vladimir Putin later said that the Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky was not able to ensure the implementation of agreements. The foreign Ministry expressed regret at the situation. Russian diplomats hope that Kiev will take the necessary steps to fulfil its obligations, after which you can approve a date for the meeting in “Norman format”.