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Ukraine Sends Protest Note To Foreign Ministry Of Italy Over Opening Of DPR Office In Verona

Ukraine Sends Protest Note To Foreign Ministry Of Italy Over Opening Of DPR Office In Verona

The Embassy of Ukraine to the Italian Republic has sent a note of protest to the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Italy over opening of an office by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) in Verona.

Press service of the Embassy has written this on Facebook, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

According to the report, the Embassy of Ukraine condemns and calls inadmissible the support to the militants in Italy.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, on February 1, Minister for Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons, Vadym Chernysh, believes that the "peace plan" proposed by the Chairman of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Special Representative Martin Sajdik will legitimize the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People's Republic” (DPR) and “Luhansk People's Republic” (LPR).

According to him, the ministry has received the document itself, which is unofficial and consists of 19 pages.

Sajdik recently announced a new plan for resolving the situation in the Donbas, according to which the OSCE and the United Nations should work together under a single authority to organize local elections.

According to him, it is important for the document to have legal force. Therefore, it should be signed by the leaders of the "Normandy format" countries and ratified by the Ukrainian and Russian parliaments.

The Ukrainian presidential envoy on peaceful resolution of the situation in Donbas, Iryna Heraschenko, has described the Sajdik plan as a non-diplomatic “unauthorized initiative” and ruled out the possibility of its joint ratification with Russia.

However, Volker considers the Sajdik plan as a mechanism for implementing the Minsk agreements that were reached in (Belarus) in 2014 and expanded in 2015.

He explained that the Minsk agreements are good on paper but they have not been implemented in reality. According to him, Russia must agree to deployment of a peacekeeping operation in the Donbas for the agreements to be implemented.

He said that administrative functions would be required if peacekeepers ensured security on the territory, and Sajdik’s plan provides for division of these administrative functions between the United Nations and the OSCE.

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