Meeting in Normandy format is not yet scheduled, because Russia does not recognize the basic standards of the OSCE and blocks the discussion of the security unit. About this to journalists today said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, reports the correspondent of ЛІГА.net.
“We will meet at the political level, when we see that Russia is at least ready for some constructive discussion. Now, I do not see that progress through the content, I can’t see from the Russian side readiness to a constructive discussion,” he said, said he, answering the journalists ‘ question, when will be held the next meeting in the Normandy format.
Klimkin added that elections would be possible in the Donbass only in the case when there will be able to work freely Ukrainian media and will be able to operate the Ukrainian party.
“We need to move towards free and fair elections (Donbass). For today Russia does not recognize the basic standards of the OSCE, doing a primitive fraud, saying that such a model does not suit them. The Ukrainian mass media there may not be, Ukrainian political parties may not be… Then this is not an election but a farce,” said the Minister.
Klimkin stressed that the Ukrainian side today, “having a conversation” with the Russian Federation on the implementation of OSCE standards and base unit security conditions. “Russia is consistently blocks such discussions,” – said Klimkin.
4 January 2017 the head of the Special monitoring mission of the OSCE, Minister for foreign Affairs of Austria Sebastian Kurz said that the main condition for elections in ORDO should be a complete cease-fire.