Lavrov considers unrealistic “silence regime” in Donbas

Lavrov considers unrealistic “silence regime” in Donbas

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In his view, to hold elections in the Donbass now makes no sense.

The Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov saying that considered unrealistic end to the shelling in the Donbass, and also spoke about the discussion of “Road map“.

He told this at a press conference in Hamburg.

“Road map” referred to and which is now trying to negotiate, it replaces the Minsk agreements”, – Lavrov said.

According to him, this map aims to describe the steps in detail, which will advance to the final result.

“Everything now depends on the fact that our Ukrainian colleagues at some stage was to block any advance of the special status of Donbass. On the issues of securing this status in the Constitution, on issues of Amnesty, the organization of elections in these areas, requiring that at first there was complete silence the security. And to the whole month not a single shot was not. You understand that this is unrealistic,” – says the Russian Minister.

“And with every desire to do so, as I ask the Ukrainian colleagues, it is physically impossible to check every person who is on the line of contact is, and there are provocations on each side to happen,” he said.

Lavrov added that he would prefer the security issues were resolved.

“There is a joint center of control and coordination. Now is about understanding, on the basis of a number of agreements, based on channel format and the contact group, what should be the steps for the breeding of the parties, beginning with the three pilot zones of security, then adding a few more security zones, the withdrawal of heavy weapons, which took place. But there are violations of these obligations,” he said.

In addition, Lavrov said that it is now pointless to hold elections in the Donbass, because the people in these territories who will stand for election announced by Kiev terrorists.

“After these elections with this approach, the Kiev government say – it’s all thugs and we do not recognize these elections. Nonsense” – outraged the head of the foreign Ministry.

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We will remind, Russia and the militants in the Donbas are ready to negotiate about the exchange of prisoners by the formula “all for all”. This at a press conference in Hamburg, said the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. “Concerning prisoners, detained persons: we have long and consistently subscribe to the requirement or calling to exchange” all for all”. In the words of the parties to the conflict – the Ukrainian authorities and representatives of Donbass in favor of this approach,” Lavrov said in response to the question TSN. He added that several exchanges occurred, but “it was a long time ago.”