The Ministry of foreign Affairs has expressed its disagreement with consisting of 12 steps of the reconciliation plan of Ukraine and Russia the authorship of three Western think tanks and the Russian Council on international Affairs, which was presented on 14 February at the Munich security conference.
About it in the Ministry of foreign Affairs reported by “European truth” on February 14.
“12 steps to strengthen security in Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic region” is a private initiative of a group of politicians and experts, not indifferent to questions of international security and the security situation in Ukraine, in particular the armed aggression of Russia against our country. The abstracts contained in this document do not reflect the official position of the Ukrainian state”, – said the Minister.
This plan is not a formal proposal, which Ukraine should consider, said the Agency.
The Ministry stressed that the organizers of the Munich security conference after criticism published plan has lowered his status.
“According to the management of the Munich security conference, it also does not recognize the official document of the Conference. The text of the document was deleted from the official conference website,” added the Minister.
14 Feb Germany opened the 56th Munich security conference, which is traditionally attended by world leaders, representatives of science and civil society. This year it was attended by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
Among the proposed steps to end the war in the Donbas was called the restoration work of the Joint center for control and coordination of ceasefire and stabilization of the demarcation line with the Russians; increasing the number of checkpoints in the Donbas; the restoration of the destroyed infrastructure with the participation of the European Union and the Russian Federation; the establishment of the Donbass free trade zone with special tax; support for the road map for the phased lifting of sanctions against Russia in case of the implementation effort, etc.
The statement was signed, in particular, the Chairman of the Munich security conference, Wolfgang Ischinger, former Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Igor Ivanov, former Deputy head of special monitoring mission of OSCE in Ukraine Alexander hug, the Ukrainian diplomat and ex-officials of the Ministry of foreign Affairs Oleksandr Chalyi, Vasyl Filipchuk, Advisor to the Secretary of the national security Council and defence of Ukraine Oleksiy Semeniy.
On the same day 24 American experts, including former U.S. ambassadors to Ukraine John Herbst, Steven Pifer, Roman popadiuk, William Taylor and Marie Yovanovitch stated that the plan “12 steps” for Ukraine repeats the theses of the Kremlin.