Official Berlin believes that the elections in uncontrolled territory of Donbass can occur when their conditions will be able to negotiate with Kiev and Moscow.
This was stated by the official representative of the German foreign Ministry Martin Schaefer, reports «UKRINFORM».
«Of course, these regional elections, under the terms of the Minsk agreements can only be held when both parties reach an understanding on their modalities,» said the diplomat.
Schafer saw the contradictions in the words of the Ambassador of Germany in Ukraine, Ernst Reichel with the official position of Berlin.
«In any case, this does not contradict our position: our efforts are intended to restore Ukraine’s sovereignty over its entire territory… this is the goal of the Minsk agreements», — he said.
He stressed that the Minsk agreements of restoring control over the border should be the end of the process, which consists of 13 items.
«I want to reiterate that no one, including our Ambassador in Kiev, has not the slightest doubt about who is ultimately responsible for the outbreak of this conflict… No one in the government has no doubt that the separatists in the Donbas there are logistical, financial and military assistance from Russia», — said Schaefer.
Asked to comment on the words of Reichel the presence of Russian troops in the Donbass, he said he «cannot say that such regular troops have occupied the separatist territories».
We will remind, earlier the Ambassador of Germany in Ukraine Ernst reichl in an interview with Ukrainian media said that the absence of Russian troops is not a prerequisite for holding elections in the Donbass.
«Not necessarily the elections in Donbass took place only when there will be no Russian troops or at each of the city administration will be posted Ukrainian flag,» he said.
Due to this statement the Ministry of foreign Affairs invited Reichel for an explanation. The Ministry of foreign Affairs in conversation with him, emphasized the inadmissibility of holding elections in the occupied territories of Donbass before the withdrawal of the Russian troops.
The MPs also demanded that the German Ambassador’s explanation and called for a boycott of his reception on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations.
In Berlin I see no contradiction in a controversial statement, Ambassador Reichel on elections in ORDA 08.02.2017