The head of the Ukrainian delegation to the trilateral contact group on Donbass, Leonid Kravchuk, said that under the current conditions it is impossible to fulfill the Minsk agreements and must be replaced. As a way out of the situation, Kravchuk suggests the "Normandy format".
According to Kravchuk, the Minsk agreements cannot be implemented for “understandable reasons,” this was clear even when they were signed. However, he notes, such agreements cannot be canceled by one party.
(...) We are now in a rather difficult situation: there are Minsk agreements, but they cannot be fulfilled for obvious reasons. And they cannot be fulfilled because when they were signed, it was already clear that they would not be fulfilled. But, according to international conditions and agreements, such agreements cannot be canceled by one party.
- said Kravchuk in an interview with Ukrainian media.
As a way out, he suggested replacing the Minsk agreements with meetings in the "Normandy format", stating that after the meeting of the advisers to the heads of the countries of the format, it is necessary to hold a new summit of the presidents of the four countries.
I think that under such conditions and at such meetings, this issue needs to be resolved. Only at this level, I see no other
- he stressed.
It should be noted that the Ukrainian authorities have repeatedly stated that it is impossible to fulfill the Minsk agreements and their complete cancellation. Russia warned Kiev that the refusal of the Minsk agreements would lead to a complete halt in the negotiation process.