A member of the Russian delegation to PACE, the head of the Duma’s committee on international affairs, Leonid Slutsky, said that Kiev’s signing of the “Steinmeier formula” is a positive signal, but only if Kiev is ready to follow it.
Kiev at a meeting of the tripartite contact group for settlement in the Donbass in Minsk agreed on the “Steinmeier formula”, which determines the entry into force of the law on the special status of Donbass. President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky confirmed that Kiev has signed the “Steinmeier formula.”
“This, of course, is a positive signal, but only if Kiev is able to follow the“ Steinmeier formula. ”And how capable it is of walking, is a big question for me personally. Let’s see how Kiev will implement these agreements, and based on we will once again hope that the implementation of the Minsk agreements on the Steinmeier forum will move towards implementation, and this is crucial for the population of southeast Ukraine, “he told reporters.
“Steinmeier Formula” (German President, former OSCE Chairperson, ex-Foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier) defines the mechanism for enacting a law on a special procedure for local self-government in certain areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions on a temporary basis on election day and on an ongoing basis – after the publication of the OSCE report on the election results.