Mendel explained the word about the call for a cease-fire that was announced in Minsk
22:26 on Thu, 6 Jun 2019 Telegraph Photo: www.president.gov.ua Ukraine news: the Press Secretary of the President of Ukraine Julia Mendel said that the head of the Ukrainian delegation in the TAG Leonid Kuchma never said that soldiers of the APU, you cannot open fire.
A permanent and durable ceasefire in the Donbas is a key issue for the return of peace, and yesterday’s meeting of the Trilateral contact group in Minsk gave a cautious optimism regarding the further settlement of the military conflict.
This during a joint briefing with the head of the Ukrainian delegation in the Tripartite contact group Leonid Kuchma said the press Secretary of the President of Ukraine Julia Mendel, the website of the President.
At the same time in the media there have been many interpretations regarding the negotiations, said Mendel and stressed that Kuchma never claimed that the Ukrainian military not to open fire in response.
“The phrase that sold in media, taken out of context. In the context of it was that it is a mutual obligation. In the Minsk agreements, the cease-fire. The Ukrainian side must do its part, but also Russia must stop the fire with her. And the call to cease fire, hold fire, covered the opposite side. This is a two-way traffic,” – said the press Secretary of the President.
Mendel noted that during the military operations on Donbass the other side is constantly provoking the Ukrainian military. Illegal armed groups have established rocket launchers in kindergartens, schools, on the roofs of houses. Therefore, it is necessary to develop mechanisms for the withdrawal of forces.
“We call on all actors of the TAG to activate the work. The meeting in Minsk is very important, but between them should occur daily work. The security subgroup of the Trilateral contact group needs to prepare documents that will allow them to start breeding forces. After that we can start reconstruction of the bridge in the Village of Lugansk, one of the hottest spots in the East,” – said the press Secretary of the President.
For its part, Kuchma said that he liked the tone of the conversation during yesterday’s meeting of the Trilateral contact group.
“The idea that there is a desire to change something, to move all the problems that exist today. The main problem is security issues, the release of our hostages, our sailors,” – said the head of the Ukrainian delegation in the pipeline.
He also stated that an agreed ceasefire is still not respected.
“Yesterday we agreed that on 19 June, the security group should prepare a document with protective mechanisms, what should I do to make this mode of acting. Movement should be from both sides,” – said Kuchma.
During a meeting of the Tripartite contact group also discussed the problem of trade restrictions ORDO, which requires the solution only in the format of two-way traffic, said Kuchma.
The limit was introduced by the decision of the national security Council in March 2017 in response to the introduction of the ruble zone and pseudonormalization Ukrainian state and private enterprises, among others – and with foreign capital, as well as the private property of our fellow citizens who were in the territory ORDO, the termination of payment of taxes on those territories to Ukraine.
Appropriate limits step by step can be removed only in response to a gradual return of the Ukrainian legal field.
This issue was raised at the initiative of the Russian side and the warlords. In this context, Kuchma said that if such a desire really is, then, subject to the decision of the question of the abolition of the ruble zone and illegal decisions on pseudonormalization, we are ready to restore the issues of economic reintegration on return in the Ukrainian legal field, in accordance with the Minsk agreements.
“We declare that the movement must be bilateral. If you are in the ban movement has nationalized all Ukrainian enterprises, first give us the answer, when are you going to return them”, – said Kuchma.
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The participants of the briefing also noted that the cornerstone for the Ukrainian delegation in the pipeline are the national interests of the country, its territorial integrity and sovereignty. Principal position – all actions for the settlement has to be mutual, bilateral and fully comply with Ukrainian legislation.
“Along the way, I want to remind those who now began to escalate the panic with talk of surrender that the surrender of Ukraine in Minsk have already passed: the first – after Ilovaysk, the second one after Debaltsevo. President Vladimir Zelensky, like all the representatives of Ukraine in the TAG, but is seeking to acquire in Minsk the victory for Ukraine,” – said Mendel.
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