Nearly two-thirds of Ukrainians fail to assess "Steinmeier formula" – poll

15:53, 02 October 2019
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"Two-thirds (60%) of respondents failed to assess the initiative for a peaceful settlement known as the 'Steinmeier formula.' Some 23% spoke out against this idea, while 18% backed it," according to the findings of a poll conducted by the Rating sociological group.

The survey was conducted on September 21-25, 2019. A total of 2,000 respondents were polled through individual, face-to-face interviews. The margin of error does not exceed 2.2%.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday said the Ukrainian side at Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) talks in Minsk had responded to a letter from Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the TCG, Ambassador Martin Sajdik that the so-called "Steinmeier formula" on the peace settlement in Donbas was "pending approval."

"We responded to Mr. Sajdik's letter that we have been in the process of approval of the wording of the 'Steinmeier formula,'" Zelensky said.

"The 'Steinmeier formula' should be incorporated in a new law on special status [the law on special provisions of local self-government in certain districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions], which is not ready yet," Zelensky said.

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