Taruta: Minsk format is no longer valid

Serhiy Taruta



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People’s Deputy of Ukraine Sergey Taruta offers a transition from the so-called Minsk to “Vienna format” with the participation of the United States.

The negotiation process on the settlement of the situation in Eastern Ukraine requires a reboot and the transition from the so-called Minsk to “Vienna” with the participation of the United States, said the people’s Deputy of Ukraine Sergey Taruta (independent).

“The Minsk format is no longer valid… none of the three groups (political, economic, humanitarian, within the framework of the Trilateral contact group on settling the situation in the Donbass – approx.ed) does not work, so you need to reboot system completely. Go to the Vienna format,” – said S. Taruta reporters on Monday in Kyiv.

Justifying his proposal, the MP stressed that Austria is a neutral country and has extensive experience in the resolution of the various conflicts . “I think the French President and German Chancellor will agree,” – said S. Taruta.

He admitted that such a format is likely to agree and the US President, while he does not want to participate in the “Normandy format” (Ukraine, Germany, France, Russia), “because that would mean that you play under the terms of the Paris.”

According to the MP, Ukraine has to “form a powerful group, and not those members who do not decide anything”. According to him, this group must include “representatives of Donbass”. “And I’m ready to join this group”, – said S. Taruta.

Answering the question whether he knew the bill “On peculiarities of state policy on restoration of state sovereignty of Ukraine on the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine”, S. Taruta answered in the negative.

“Unfortunately, none of the deputies did not see him except those who were at the meeting with the Secretary of the NSDC”, – said S. Taruta.

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