MOSCOW, October 12. /TASS/. Kiev is not implementing its commitments connected with restoring the banking system in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk republics (DPR and LPR), LPR envoy to the Contact Group Vladislav Deinego told a press conference in Luhansk Inform Center on Monday.
"The banking system should be launched on a priority bases, at least partially, in order to secure paying pensions. More than six months have passed since the [Minsk] Agreements were signed, and Ukraine is still not even trying to do something," Deinego noted.
"The discussion underway is active and rather emotional, but the dialogue just goes round and round in circles without any real results," he stressed.
"The logistical center working in DPR does not withstand any criticism and cannot serve as confirmation that Ukraine fulfills its obligations. Two ATMs are not enough especially if only one of them is working for republic’s pensioners," Deinego said.
In accordance with Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko’s decree from November 15, the Ukrainian government stopped making social payments, including pensions, from December 1. The government also stopped servicing banks in Donbas and companies on the territory of DPR and LPR.
The Package of measures on settling the situation in Ukraine signed on February 12 by the Contact Group envisages full resumption of Kiev’s social and economic ties with the region, including making social payments and resuming the operation of the banking system in Donbas.