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The Ministry of foreign Affairs “strongly condemns” any contacts with the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics, said on Monday the press-Secretary of the Ministry of foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zelenko.Earlier, the head of the Committee for economic cooperation and development, the health of the “Alternative for Germany” of the German Bundestag, member of the PACE Ulrich AAMA stated that it was necessary to include representatives of self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk national republics to dialogue with the “Quartet Norman” for settlement in the Donbass. He added that he plans to initiate in the PACE resolution on the issue.”Strongly condemn attempts by any contacts with the so-called republics from the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. Such contacts, even disguised as an “intermediary” in no way aimed at achieving peace”, – said in response Zelenko, published on the Ministry’s website.She added that the formula for peace in Ukraine is the withdrawal of troops and the restoration of Ukraine’s control over the state border. “This position is supported by the German government”, she said.
Earlier, the leaders “channel four” adopted a communiqué following the meeting held on Monday in Paris. The document emphasized that the Minsk agreements remain the basis for work in the “channel format”, provided by the breeding forces by the end of March 2020 in three new points in the Donbass. In addition, the leaders “channel four” called for before the end of the ceasefire in the Donbass. In addition, the leaders of “Norman Quartet” urged the contact group to ensure the exchange is held in the Donbas “all in all” until the end of the year and provide Red Cross “full and unconditional access to all held entities.The Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict were about 13 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, including during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which from September 2014 adopted three documents regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict continue shooting.