Fokin’s statement on special status for Donbas does not meet national interests – Avakov

Fokin's statement on special status for Donbas does not meet national interests – Avakov

31.08.2020 14:17

A statement by Ukraine’s representative to the TCG Vitold Fokin on a general amnesty and a special status for Donbas does not meet national interests, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has said.

He said this following a ceremony of honoring the memory of four soldiers of the National Guard of Ukraine who died as a result of a terrorist act – a hand grenade explosion – on August 31, 2015, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported.

“None of our soldiers should die because of awkward political gambling. Therefore, the statement by Ukraine’s representative to the TCG Vitold Fokin about a general amnesty and a special status for the entire territory of Donbas is provocative and does not correspond to national interests. We should remember that thousands of our soldiers died for every piece of Ukrainian land in Donbas,” Avakov said.

Earlier, Vitold Fokin said in an interview with strana.ua that, in his opinion, the war in Donbas will end and the lives of Ukrainian fighters will be saved when a special status is granted to the entire territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. He also recalled the announcement of a general amnesty.

On August 18, President Volodymyr Zelensky appointed Vitold Fokin as the first deputy head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group for the Peaceful Settlement of the Situation in Donbas (TCG).

(C)UKRINFORM 2020

4 comments

  • Zelensky was playing with his new toys, so could not be reached for his opinion…….

    Liked by 4 people

    • Fokin was appointed by Zelensky and one of the first things he does is insist that full compliance with Putin’s wishes is the best rout to a peace settlement. Then he is told his point of view is not in Ukraine’s national interest.
      Is there any wonder who he is really working for? Why does the president of Ukraine keep insisting on the ruSSification of Ukraine?

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  • After 26 years of illegal occupation of Moldova and Georgia and almost 7 years of illegal occupation of Ukraine, it is abundantly clear that no matter what negotiations take place, the only thing putler wants is a complete surrender. The putinazis will not leave any of the places they occupy unless kicked out by real sanctions or brute force.
    Therefore negotiations are a total waste of time and just an excuse for Ukraine’s fair weather friends to do nothing.

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  • “We should remember that thousands of our soldiers died for every piece of Ukrainian land in Donbas,” Avakov said.
    Alas, those in high positions forget this all too easily and those residing in their anuses too.

    Liked by 2 people

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