The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan responded to the idea of postponing the negotiations on the Donbass from Minsk

ASTANA, 22 Jan — RIA Novosti. Kazakhstan does not question the importance of the Minsk platform for the settlement of the situation in Ukraine and ready to support the implementation of the agreements reached, said the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Republic Yerzhan Ashikbayev.

Earlier, the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev said that the President of the United States Donald trump during a meeting with him declared about expediency of transfer from Minsk negotiations on settlement of the conflict in the Donbass.

“Kazakhstan has always supported the so-called Minsk agreement on settlement of the situation around Ukraine. During the Washington talks at the highest level, the questions on this issue were raised solely from the point of view of the importance of implementing the Minsk agreements,” Ashikbayev said at a press conference.

He noted that “the alternative to a peaceful settlement of this problem”.

“Kazakhstan does not question the importance of the Minsk area. As you know, the President was one of the architects of, say, the creation of this site. Moreover, we have always emphasized the willingness to support the implementation of the Minsk agreements”, — said the diplomat.

Earlier, foreign Minister of Germany called the Minsk format is the only chance for settlement in the Donbass. And the Ambassador of Russia in Belarus Alexander Surikov said that the creation of new formats of negotiations can cast doubt on Minsk agreements. Change the format of the Minsk talks can lead to negative consequences: “things fall apart”, said the representative of Kiev in the trilateral contact group on the Donbas Leonid Kuchma.
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