the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky points out that Ukraine “no one can demand anything in the international arena”. Speaking at a briefing during a working trip to Odessa region, he noted that Ukraine is an independent state and to require the adoption of the law on “special status of Donbass” it is impossible, reports “Interfax”.
After talks in “channel format” magazine Spiegel reported citing a working paper of the Russian delegation that Moscow insists on legal definition of status of Donbass. According to the publication, the Russian side in particular calls until July 6 to submit the draft amendments to the Constitution that will ensure in the future the special status regions of Donbass.
Earlier, the head of the office of the President of Ukraine Andrey Ermak said that the meeting of political advisers to the leaders of the Normandy format on 3 July in Berlin brought the holding of the next summit. The negotiations lasted for 11 hours. Deputy head of the presidential administration Dmitry Kozak said that the advisers “channel four” approached the coordination complex of additional measures on ceasefire in the East of Ukraine. Kozak confirmed that Moscow expects Kiev the draft amendments to the Constitution that would settle the special status of Donbass, but not July 6, as reported by Spiegel, and “soon”. A clear answer from Ukraine has not yet managed to obtain, he said.