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Gryzlov has criticized Ukraine in an attempt to evade substantive discussion

Kiev is trying to move away from substantive discussion of issues, it seriously hampers the work of the contact group on Donbass, said the Plenipotentiary of Russia in the contact group Boris Gryzlov at the end of its meeting.

"The only way to resolve the domestic conflict is clear, complete and consistent implementation of the obligations of Kiev and the Donbass for Minsk agreements. And this can only be done in the mode of direct dialogue on all aspects of the political settlement between the authorities of Kiev, Donetsk and Lugansk," - said Gryzlov.

According to him, "by constant shuffling their representatives the Ukrainian side is trying to move away from a substantive debate on the grounds of subgroups". "It seriously hampers the work of the contact group, and this is an additional factor of instability and tension between Kiev and Donbass", - he said.

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.