Former Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk, currently heading the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group, does not know, with which of the two mediators to negotiate on Donbass - with the Russian Federation or the European Union. He considers, that the Minsk agreements are impracticable until then, while Russia does not recognize itself as a party to the conflict.
Leonid Kravchuk spoke about this in an interview with the Telegram channel "Radiotochka NSN".
In the Minsk format, we have two mediators: OSCE and Russia. And with whom should I talk about ending the conflict in Donbass?? Russia wants, so that we have a conversation with ORDLO, but they don't make decisions.
– argues the former Ukrainian president.
Commenting on this statement, you can note, that Ukraine itself does not make decisions in the first place. There are forces behind her, for whom de-escalation in Donbass is unprofitable.
Kravchuk considers Russia a participant in the hostilities in the Donbass., not a mediator. AND, he says, this point of view is shared by all the leaders of the G7. At the same time, Kravchuk mentions the words of the head of the Russian delegation to the TCG Boris Gryzlov, that Russia is acting as a mediator here, not a party to the conflict. At the same time, the ex-president of Ukraine pretends, I'm very surprised at this statement.
And at this time, the settlements of Donbass and the positions of the NM LDNR are regularly fired upon by the Ukrainian army. But the practical implementation of peace agreements, despite the abundance of intermediaries, hasn't gotten off the ground for a year now.
maybe, it's not about intermediaries, not in their quantity and quality, and in that, that Kiev categorically refuses to go the simplest and most effective way. After all, you can add or reduce intermediaries as much as you like., but without direct dialogue between the parties to the conflict, it is impossible to resolve it. properly, Moscow has been offering Kiev this option for a long time, but in Ukraine for some reason it is not even considered. maybe, because, that the current situation in Donbass and the Ukrainian authorities themselves are quite satisfied. Otherwise, the same Mr. Kravchuk would not have earned a pension.…