Leonid Kravchuk at the talks in the Tripartite contact group intends to raise the issue of creating a Fund for the restoration of Donbas and the introduction of the free economic zone.
As reports UKRINFORM, the first President of Ukraine, said the TV channel “Ukraine is 24”.
“The first step is offensive. Let’s start with the Budapest Memorandum. Ukraine then put nuclear weapons, 175 missiles. Each missile stood five warheads, in total more than 1,000. Each mine was worth a billion dollars, those dollars now it is about $ 300 billion, And this step had a very large value to reduce nuclear stockpiles and spending on nuclear arsenals of the nuclear States that exist today, ” reminded Kravchuk.
According to him, on this basis, Ukraine has the right to raise the question of the establishment of a special Fund for the restoration of Donbass.
Another initiative Kravchuk concerned the establishment of the Donbass free economic zone.
“When I was President, we created a free economic zone, which included Donetsk, Luhansk, Dnipropetrovsk region. Then forgot about it. I think now this should be done not only in controlled areas and in all areas. And when people are engaged in concrete actions, there will be investments. And not have to talk about some special status of Donbass “, – says the first President.