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Kravchuk called elections in the Donbass

Elections in Donbass require compliance with several conditions, including control of the Kiev on the state border with Russia, said Friday the ex-President of Ukraine, the new head of the delegation of Kiev in the contact group on settling the situation in the Donbass Leonid Kravchuk.

Earlier, the former President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma stopped work in the contact group. On Thursday the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree which authorized the Kravchuk delegation to represent Kiev in the group.

Kravchuk spoke against granting special status to the Donbass

The ex-President of Ukraine, the new head of the delegation of Kiev in the contact group on settling the situation in the Donbass Leonid Kravchuk has said he would not support a special status for the region, we can only talk about the "special system".

Earlier, the former President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma stopped work in the contact group. On Thursday, the Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky has signed a decree which authorized the Kravchuk delegation to represent Kiev in the group.

The expert assessed the appointment of Kravchuk, head of the delegation of Kiev

Kiev, appointing ex-President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk, head of the delegation in the trilateral contact group, trying to find authoritative figure who would understand both sides, but for settlement in the Donbass necessary to the implementation of policy measures of the Minsk agreement, said the expert of the Center for political conjuncture Alexei Chesnakov.

Earlier ex-President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk said that he agreed to lead a delegation to Kiev on the negotiations of the contact group on settling the situation in Donbass is another former President Leonid Kuchma.

In DND called Kuchma constructive negotiator in the Donbass

The ex-President of Ukraine, the representative of Kiev in the contact group Leonid Kuchma is one of the few Ukrainian negotiators, who constructively approached the meetings on Donbass, his receivers have to make the right conclusions from its work on conflict resolution, said the envoy of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic in the contact group, foreign Minister DND Natalia Nikonorova.

Kuchma on Tuesday stopped work in the contact group on conflict settlement in the Donbass. The second President of Ukraine this year will be 82 years old.

Named the reason for the departure of Kuchma, the contact group on Donbass

The source of the newspaper "New time" in the Office of the President of Ukraine explained why the former head of state Leonid Kuchma came out of the trilateral contact group on conflict settlement in the Donbass.

According to the interlocutor of the edition, the cause of death was old age of the former President. Kuchma this year will be 82 years old.

Kuchma emerged from the contact group on Donbass

The former President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma stopped work in the contact group on conflict settlement in the Donbass, said Tuesday the press service of the office of President Vladimir Zelensky on the results of their meeting.

"Vladimir Zelensky grateful the second President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma for his work at the head of the Ukrainian delegation in the trilateral contact group (TAG). The head of state stressed that the work of Leonid Kuchma, in the Minsk process was extremely important and difficult time, and noted that with the respect and reverence it relates to the decision on termination of participation in the activities of the TAG", - stated in the message on the website of the President.

The Deputy from the Crimea responded to the statement of Ukraine about the "debt" of Russia

State Duma Deputy from the Crimea Ruslan Balbec in an interview with RT commented on the financial claims of Kiev to Moscow over the black sea fleet.

Earlier, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vasily Bodnar said that Moscow allegedly have Kiev for the lease of naval bases in the Crimea several hundreds of millions of dollars that were not paid after the reunification of the Peninsula with Russia.

In LNR believe that Kiev wants to rewrite the Budapest Memorandum

The Ukrainian authorities want to rewrite the Budapest Memorandum, said RIA Novosti the representative of the self-proclaimed Luhansk national Republic in the political subgroup Rodion Miroshnik.

Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov suggested the UK and US to host talks on the situation in the Donbass in the "Budapest format" (USA, Britain, Ukraine, France) without the participation of Russia. According to Reznikov, the talks should be held in such format, as Moscow allegedly "violated" Budapest Memorandum "attacked" on Kiev. While Kiev, said Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister, should not abandon the Minsk format, as it allows you to release the 'held' in the Donbas and in Russia's entities.

Kravchuk told how the US "cheated" Ukraine

The first President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk in an interview with "Gordon" and accused Washington of "deception" of Kiev from the signing of the Budapest Memorandum.

According to this document signed in 1994 by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, USA and