The leader of the EU diplomacy Federica Mogherini was satisfied with the plan presented by the Minister of foreign Affairs Vadym Prystayko for the elections in the Donbass. She spoke positively about that course which is taken by the Ukrainian authorities.
“We saw him quite a comprehensive plan and I would say, even a satisfactory picture of the plans of the government on reforms and on how to resolve the conflict in the Donbass”, – said Mogherini at a press conference after the meeting of foreign Ministers of the 28 EU countries in Brussels.
In turn he Pristayko said that the elections in ARDLA can take place only under the condition of withdrawal of Russian troops and the disarmament of militants and the control of the border.
First, the withdrawal of troops from the occupied territory of Donbass, and then the holding of elections. This position was voiced by President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky regarding their expectations from the meeting in the Normandy format. This he, we recall, said on September 16 during a joint briefing with President of Slovakia Zuzana Chutovo.
All in all, he looked forward to agreement on three main points – the full exchange of all prisoners, the breeding of forces and means in the area of Golden and Petrovsky, and later along the demarcation line. Moreover, Zelensky said that it is not just these topics are to speak, but also to take concrete action with clear time frames.
Hard to judge all the nuances of the plan, announced Pristayko, not knowing them. But what was voiced earlier, is still a matter of concern. And some of them are rejection. For example, former representative of Ukraine in the TAG Roman Immortal and all today called on the authorities to recover and prevent disaster.