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LC commented on the words Zelensky on the signing of the armistice

Foreign Minister of breakaway Luhansk people's Republic, the Plenipotentiary representative LNR at the talks in Minsk Vladislav Danego expressed bewilderment concerning the statement of the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky agreed by the contact group on additional measures for the security of the truce in the Donbass must be signed by the representatives of the countries participating in the Normandy format.

Earlier the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky said that the contact group agreed to additional measures to ensure the truce in the Donbass must be signed by the representatives of the countries-participants of the Normandy format (Ukraine, Russia, France, Germany).

"Zelensky statement that additional measures to ensure the ceasefire agreed and signed by the Minsk contact group, Ukraine will introduce the order of command of the armed forces of Ukraine from 27 July 2020, as provided for by this document, and only after the signing of these commitments, "Norman Quartet" is most perplexing," - said in a statement, Dane, courtesy of RIA Novosti.

He said that the contact group on the initiative of the LC and the DNI, supported by the Russian Federation, more than six months discussing the possibility of adoption of such additional measures to the truce, and at the meeting of the contact group on Wednesday, more than six hours were spent in coordination of the text of the document, which was issued signed by all five parties to the talks.

"Key signatures – signatures of the parties to the conflict: the LC and the DNI on the one hand and Ukraine on the other - is already sufficient to implement these commitments by the orders of the military command. However, Ukraine seeks "plausible excuses" to voice a different position to achieving real cease-fire," - said the Plenipotentiary representative LNR.

In connection with these facts Dane asks questions, "where vanished the desire of Vladimir Zelensky to establish peace in the Donbas", and "who in the contact group consists of officially appointed individual, if their position is at odds with the position of the President of Ukraine", and in the future to negotiate with them and to sign the decisions of the contact group.

"We hope that the international community and, first and foremost, the international guarantors of the Minsk talks will take all necessary steps to bring Ukraine, its political leadership, in the direction of constructive participation in the negotiations, enforce signed in Minsk commitments," said Danego.

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.