Kiev escaped the wording of Russia’s obligations on Donbass settlement – Moscow source
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – September 20, 2021) Russia has offered Ukraine to formulate Moscow’s commitments to resolve the conflict in Donbass, but Kiev has pulled out, said a source close to the talks between the advisers politicians and representatives of the Normandy Format foreign affairs ministries. On Monday.
According to the source, all attempts to find out how participants in the negotiating process see a specific settlement process based on the Minsk accords, in line with the position stated, including publicly by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, that Russia is party to the conflict, stubborn silence was the answer.
Ultimately, political advisers to Germany and France suggested that the Russian side call itself an aggressor in the draft outcome document and commit to resolving the conflict, the source said.
Ultimately, Dmitry Kozak turned to Ukrainian Representative Andriy Yermak with a proposal to try to articulate Russia’s obligations to resolve the conflict, taking into account the repeated public statements by Ukrainian officials on this issue. Quite unexpectedly, Yermak chose to “put his head in the sand”, saying it should be done by representatives of Germany and France, “the source said.