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 Local elections in Donbas no longer on Minsk agenda, - Ukraine representative Aivazovska

Thanks to the position of the Ukrainian side, the issue of elections in certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions has been removed from the agenda of the Minsk talks.

Ukrainian representative to the political subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group Olha Aivazovska said on air of 5 Channel, Censor.NET reports.

"In fact, the negotiation process is sometimes much more complicated than it seems in terms of victory or betrayal. Because the issue of elections, the issue of constitutional changes has been removed from the agenda, including through negotiations and the position of the Ukrainian side," she said.

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"Today, certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and the Russian Federation are pushing for one thing - Steinmeier's formula. Because this very line suggests that the jurisdiction of the adopted law on the peculiarities of local self-government ends in September, and we need to minimize the internal discussion of politically senseless nature and understand that everything is much more difficult; to be wiser in these matters," Aivazovska added.
 
 
 
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