"No Ukraine there today": Klimkin speaks on path to restore peace in Donbas

11:55, 11 June 2018
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Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin at the meeting of the Normandy Four foreign ministers (Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia) in Berlin on Monday will be talking about the role of the OSCE and UN peacekeepers in ensuring control over the security situation in Donbas.

"All media talk about Singapore (a Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un meeting in Singapore on June 12], but we have our things to take care of: real security under the OSCE and peacekeepers' control, liberation of our men, and real elections organized by Ukraine and the international community, is the way to peace," Klimkin wrote on Twitter.

"There's Ukrainian land and Ukrainian nationals in the occupied Donbas today, but there is no Ukraine there. We must return there," the foreign minister added.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, Germany said that the Normandy Four foreign ministers during their June 11 meeting in Berlin will try to contribute to the Donbas peace process.

According to Klimkin, the meeting's top agenda will include the introduction of the UN peacekeeping mission in the east of Ukraine.

In turn, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that he would demand the withdrawal of troops and weapons near Stanytsia Luhanska and the documentation of the so-called Steinmeier formula [the procedure for enactment of the law on special status for Donbas].

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