September 14th, 2016 – Fort Russ News –
– DNI – translated by J. Flores –
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault notes the importance of establishing a policy of “quiet” in the Donbass, and then Kiev should begin all of the political conditions of the Minsk agreements.
At a press conference in Kiev on Wednesday, answering the question of prioritization of items Minsk agreements, he said, :
“I want to compare this process with the construction of the house, and now we are laying the foundation. We are talking about a cease-fire, of course, about the withdrawal of troops in the three pilot areas, which I mentioned, talking about next week. To this is also added to the bill on local elections in Donbass as well as special status “.
According to the head of the French Foreign Ministry, this is the first stage, which is currently already being implemented.
“And in the next stage of the continuous process – this statement of the Rada I mentioned about the elections and the special status law (Donbass – ed.), And is an expansion of the pilot areas, removal and control of heavy weapons, take steps to ensure that observers can access the territories of Donbass , there is a creation of advanced OSCE bases. It is such, one might say, the second phase “, He said at a briefing with the ministers of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavel Klimkin and Germany’s Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Wednesday in Kiev.
“The third step will be the adoption by the Verkhovna Rada an election date, the completion of the constitutional reform, the adoption of amnesty laws, simultaneously and in parallel a withdrawal of troops across the front lines, the creation of new checkpoints, the release of the hostages, and the clearance of troops and full access to the border”, said Jean-Marc Ayrault.