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MOSCOW, March 22. /TASS/. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s statements about Donbass’ "inevitable re-integration" sound strange against the backdrop of Kiev’s actions directed at hampering the Minsk peace process, the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) envoy to the Contact Group Vladislav Deinego told Lugansk Inform Center on Sunday.
"I am ready to argue with the term ‘inevitable’ but this is a topic for a separate discussion," Deinego said. "Talking about re-integration as such, the algorithm is very clearly outlined in the package of measures on implementing the Minsk agreements signed on February 12, 2015. Ukraine systematically dodges implementing it, violates its norms and freely interprets the essence and logical structure of this documents. Such behavior is called ‘explicit and open sabotage and provocations’," the envoy added.
. "Kiev cannot even admit that whole Donbass in unison, represented by two people’s republics, has risen against the tyranny of pro-fascist followers of [Stepan] Bandera [Ukrainian nationalist] as they seized power in Ukraine," the envoy added.
"The people are restricted in movement, food and necessities supply is blocked, banking and financial systems are blocked, economic and energy blockade is obvious. Systematic diversions and terrorist attacks, shelling of cities and town from heavy weaponry add colors to the already colorful picture of ‘friendliness and peaceful intentions’ of official Kiev directed at ‘re-integration’," he added.
In case of full implementation of the Minsk agreements, Ukraine has a chance "to upgrade, rid itself of Nazi followers and pro-fascist politicians and return to the path of democratic development," Deinego said.
On February 12, negotiations in the so-called "Normandy format" were held in the Belarusian capital Minsk, bringing together Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. The talks lasted for around 14 hours.
Simultaneously, a meeting of the Contact Group on Ukrainian settlement was held in Minsk, bringing together former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma and Kiev’s special representative for humanitarian issues Viktor Medvedchuk, both representing the Ukrainian side, alongside representatives of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), Denis Pushilin and Vladislav Deinego, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) special envoy to Ukraine, Heidi Tagliavini, and Russia’s ambassador to Ukraine, Mikhail Zurabov, who acts as a mediator.
The Minsk agreements envisage ceasefire in Ukraine’s south-east, heavy weaponry withdrawal, prisoner exchange, local elections in Donbass and constitutional reform in Ukraine.