KIEV, 9 March – RIA Novosti. The plan for a peaceful settlement of the situation in Donbass, proposed by France and Germany and finalized by Ukraine, is awaiting approval by Russia, said the head of the office of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Andriy Yermak during an online discussion on the topic “Conflict in the East of Ukraine: Prospects for 2021.”
“Today on the table is a specific peace plan proposed by Germany and France, finalized by Ukraine, which, as we believe, meets the spirit of Minsk (the Minsk agreements), complies with the norms of international law … I emphasize that the peace plan is on the table. .. and we are looking forward to the same position on the part of the Russian Federation “, – the agency” Ukrinform “quotes Yermak.
According to him, this is a “very powerful step” proposed by Germany and France. Ermak expressed the hope that this will become “the subject of powerful discussion in a week or two” during a videoconference in the “Normandy format”: the creation of so-called clusters, which, if agreed, could become the basis for a roadmap that would end with the establishment of peace in Donbass. the reintegration of the occupied territories and the holding of local elections. “
On July 27, additional measures to ensure an armistice came into force in Donbass. These measures imply a complete ban on firing, placing weapons in and near settlements, offensive and reconnaissance and sabotage actions. In addition, they provide for disciplinary liability for violations of the ceasefire. Ceasefire orders containing measures to maintain it must be in effect until the conflict is fully resolved.
In April 2014, the Ukrainian authorities launched a military operation against the self-proclaimed LPR and DPR, which declared independence after the coup d'etat in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN data, about 13 thousand people became victims of the conflict.
The issue of resolving the situation in Donbass is being discussed, including during the meetings in Minsk of the contact group, which since September 2014 has already adopted three documents regulating steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict, shootings continue.