Minsk-3? Normandy Four mulling over new agreement – Ukraine’s rep

The leaders of the Normandy Four (France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine) are getting ready to sign new agreement at a meeting that is to be held in the near future, Leonid Kuchma, Ukraine’s former leader and current representative in the Trilateral Contact Group on settling the situation in Donbas, told news agency UNIAN.

The reporters asked Kuchma whether a new agreement, the so-called Minsk-3 was in the making.

“Minsk-3? Indeed, advisers are preparing decisions that they (the leaders of Ukraine, France, Germany and Russia) are expected to sign there. I mean the Normandy Four,” the top official stressed.

He recalled that the leaders had not held a meeting since 2016.

“They should tell the whole world, especially the Ukrainians in the first place, what they have done since their last meeting in October, 2016. So much time has passed. They took on the task; therefore, they should be responsible, but they shirked off [the job] to the Trilateral Contact Group – but we have no right to take decisions. Decisions are made by governments, parliaments,” Kuchma said.

At the same time, he noted that Ukrainian leader Volodymir Zelensky would not give his consent to granting a special status to Donbas and declaring a mass amnesty.

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