Russian envoy says relations with NATO started deteriorating long before Ukrainian crisisWorld December 08, 4:55
Contact Group agrees to settle water cuts issue in Lugansk within 7 days ― OSCE envoyWorld December 08, 2:58
Glencore expects deal on purchasing stake in Rosneft to close in mid-DecemberBusiness & Economy December 08, 2:03
Italian Prime Minister Renzi officially resignsWorld December 08, 1:27
43 ceasefire violations reported in Syria in 24 hours ― Russian Defense MinistryWorld December 08, 1:16
One reconciliation agreement signed in Syria in 24 hours ― Russian Defense MinistryWorld December 08, 0:26
Lavrov confirms to Kerry Russia backs US proposal on Aleppo from December 2Russian Politics & Diplomacy December 07, 23:57
Russia has never imposed its decisions on Syria, Assad saysWorld December 07, 23:45
Rosneft privatization deal is completed — KremlinBusiness & Economy December 07, 21:06
LUHANSK, November 11. /TASS/. The self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) position at the upcoming talks of the Contact Group on Ukraine will remain unchanged, chairman of the Luhansk People’s Council Alexey Karyakin told TASS on Tuesday.
“We'll maintain our position: we’ll demand the same that we demanded in April,” Karyakin said.
Earlier, the leaders of the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics said they “will propose a new version of the Minsk protocol at the nearest meeting within the Minsk format due to the fact that Ukraine unilaterally annulled it and revoked the laws on Donbass’ special status and on amnesty”.
Donetsk and Lugansk insist the adoption of the law on Donbass’ special status and the law on amnesty “should be an obligation for Kiev.” “After these laws were annulled unilaterally, the Minsk protocol of September 5 was de facto thwarted," they said.
The republics’ governments said they could not act based on the document from where Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko “excluded the most important points” and insisted on its revision.
The Luhansk republic’s plenipotentiary envoy at the talks in Minsk, Vladislav Deinego, told TASS that no meeting had been held over the new version of the protocol.
The Donetsk republic’s plenipotentiary envoy at the Contact Group talks, Denis Pushilin, said the authorities proposed to make amendments to the control mechanism of the Minsk agreements because it did not guarantee the settlement in south-eastern Ukraine.