NATO rejects media claims alliance unable of quick deploymentWorld October 21, 13:01
Russian senior diplomat: Moscow has 'no doubts' that Iran fulfilling JCPOA dealRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 21, 11:04
Monuments to Soviet troops in PolandWorld October 21, 10:57
Putin and Erdogan give positive assessment to joint efforts in Astana processWorld October 21, 3:03
Privileges to certain languages in Ukraine’s education law to worsen situation — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 20, 21:46
International balance of forces in Syria after Raqqa’s liberation unclear yet — expertMilitary & Defense October 20, 21:05
Russia to resume import of aubergines, pomegranates from Turkey since October 30Business & Economy October 20, 20:18
International station to orbit Moon at 70,000 km distance from EarthScience & Space October 20, 20:09
US indulging in lies to have UN-OPCW mission’s mandate extended — Foreign MinistryRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 20, 19:31
MOSCOW, March 18. /TASS/. No compromise with Kiev is possible until the "disgraceful decisions" made by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the country’s Verkhovna Rada (parliament) on the special status of Donbas (eastern regions of Ukraine) are canceled, the heads of the Donetsk and Luhansk self-proclaimed republic (DPR and LPR) Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky said in a joint statement on Wednesday.
"Denying a special status to Donbas, Kiev has trampled upon the fragile Minsk peace and brought the situation to a deadlock. Poroshenko and Yatsenyuk have cynically laughed at their European Union partners who have spent so much effort on negotiations. DPR and LPR declare that no compromise with Kiev is possible until yesterday’s disgraceful decisions of Poroshenko and the Verkhovna Rada are canceled," says the statement posted on the website of the Luhansk information center.
The leaders state they think Kiev does not want peace, "seeking instead to destroy Donbas by violence and economic blockade."
The heads of the self-proclaimed republics expressed dissatisfaction in their statement with the Verkhovna Rada’s amendments to the law on the special status of Donbas, which were adopted o Tuesday. According to the statement, the amendments "include only the settlements along the line of contact, and not all the areas, cities, towns, villages, in which a special status should be introduced, as required by Article 1 of the Ukraine’s Law on the Special Status."
In addition, changes "that have not been agreed upon with DPR and LPR" have been introduced to the law that determine the conditions of holding local elections in Donbas. Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky also expressed indignation at the fact that "the introduction of the special status (regime) in certain districts of Donbas has been postponed indefinitely by Poroshenko’s amendments." Thus, the statement says, "point 4 of the set of measures [to implement the Minsk peace settlement plan] is grossly violated."
Rada’s appeal to the UN Security Council and the Council of the European Union with a request to deploy peacekeepers in Ukraine, according to the statement by the DPR and LPR heads, "is disturbing all the logic of the peace plan." "It’s another attempt under the disguise of good intentions to withdraw from the Minsk agreements," the statement says.