Malomuzh proposes talks on Donbas situation settlement with wide range of intl partners
KYIV. Jan 24 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Chairman of the People's Assembly of Ukraine, ex-head of the Foreign Intelligence Service, Army General Mykola Malomuzh believes that the Minsk agreements on resolving the situation in the east of Ukraine have reached a deadlock, and a new model of negotiations involving the G20 countries will create conditions for the settlement of the situation in Donbas and the return of the occupied Crimea.
"The model of the Minsk Agreements was proposed. It did in fact function as a cessation of the active phase of combat operations, but today we see that this model suffers changes, therefore it is almost dead-end ... In the process of negotiations with our colleagues both from the west, and from the east, including the countries of the G20, we will come out to settle the situation in the east and force Russia to leave the east, and later return Crimea," Malomuzh said at a press conference in the press center of the Interfax-Ukraine agency in Kyiv on Wednesday.
According to him, the Minsk agreements and the new law "On the peculiarities of the state policy on securing the state sovereignty of Ukraine in the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions" - "these are local documents that do not solve problems, they either preserve or state the facts - they do not give mechanisms for solving problems."
According to him, with the appropriate changes in power structures in a year, it will be possible to enter a "new peace model and liberate all the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk in a peaceful way."
"Formulating a new agenda and correspondingly changes in society and authorities, we are entering a new settlement model together with powerful international players - our American and European colleagues, and the CIS, the Chinese, and the Japanese, but in this situation we also use powerful influence on Russia. We do not exclude such a format. Who will do it? We undertake it. I personally will conduct this work," Malomuzh said.