Gryzlov said no changes would be made to Minsk agreements

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Gryzlov said no changes would be made to Minsk agreements 

The representative of the Ukrainian delegation in the tripartite contact group for the settlement of the conflict in the Donbass, Aleksey Reznikov, said on December 11 that Ukraine would prepare a plan of amendments to the Minsk agreements for the next meeting to resolve the conflict in the Donbass in the Norman format. The representative of TKG from the Russian Federation Boris Gryzlov called such a statement provocative.

The representative of the Russian Federation in the tripartite contact group for resolving the situation in the Donbass, Boris Gryzlov, commented to reporters that there would be no changes to the Minsk agreements. It is reported by TASS.

So Gryzlov commented on the statement of the representative of the Ukrainian delegation Aleksey Reznikov that Ukraine will prepare amendments to the Minsk agreements for the next summit in the Norman format.

According to Gryzlov, such statements are provocative in nature and can complicate the situation in the Donbass.

He emphasized that there can be no changes in the Minsk agreements, and the work of the contact group and the Norman format is aimed at their implementation.

Gryzlov noted that the Minsk agreements are unbreakable, "which was clearly confirmed at the recent Paris summit."

On September 5, 2014, a tripartite contact group composed of representatives of Ukraine, Russia and the OSCE approved 12 paragraphs of the Minsk agreements. The then leaders of the “DPR” and “LPR” militants also put their signatures under them.

On February 12, 2015, the second Minsk agreements were concluded. They include a ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weapons, monitoring of international observers, holding local elections in accordance with Ukrainian legislation, amnesty for parties to the conflict, release and exchange of prisoners, access for humanitarian missions to help those in need, returning Ukraine control over the border, and constitutional reform in Ukraine regarding decentralization. The requirements have not yet been fully met. On the Ukrainian side, the document was then agreed by the country's president Petro Poroshenko.

On December 9, 2019, the first in three years summit of the leaders of the Channel Four - Ukraine, France, Germany and Russia - took place in Paris on the settlement of the situation in the Donbass. It lasted about eight hours. At the summit, state leaders held bilateral talks, including a meeting between President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky and Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The parties agreed by the end of the year to agree on a complete ceasefire and the exchange of detainees in the “all for all” format, discussed the expansion of the mandate of the OSCE observation mission and announced a new Summit of the Norman Four in four months.

During the summit in Paris, German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed the hope that the Minsk agreements would be revised.

"There is a question, this document (Minsk agreements. -" GORDON ") is petrified or can be changed. After all, there are certain proposals by President Zelensky on changing it. We hope that this document will be flexible again and it will be revived," she said.

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