FBA “Economics Today”
During the Russian-American talks, the parties came to the conclusion that the Minsk agreements are an important element in ensuring peace in southeastern Ukraine. Dmitry Kozak, who oversees the peace talks on Donbass from Russia, said that the American side also supports the agreements reached in Minsk.
“During the talks, the US position was confirmed, voiced in Geneva, that without agreeing on the future parameters of autonomy, or in other words, the special status of Donbass within Ukraine, significant progress in resolving the conflict is hardly possible,” Kozak said.
Nuland believes that the special status of Donbass will become an acceptable way for Ukraine to end the war. According to the Ukrainian newspaper, for the first time in a long time, Moscow and Washington have come to a common position on the Ukrainian issue. However, the American politician also pursues another goal – the restoration of territorial integrity, which will overcome the restrictions on joining NATO.
As noted in the Ukrainian edition, the American position on the special status of Donbass scares Kiev. The country does not intend to give any autonomy to the Lugansk and Donetsk people’s republics. In Ukraine, fears of a nationalist revolt, accusations of surrender and political instability.
It is worth noting that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy insisted on changing the “Normandy format” and rewriting the Minsk agreements, but now Kiev has officially recognized Washington’s position, which has not changed the balance of positions in the current version.
Earlier in “NewInform”: the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine said that the EU military training mission will be deployed in the country by the end of 2021.