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Prystayko: Steinmeier's formula says nothing about amnesty

"One may get an impression that all 46m Ukrainians know what is said in the formula."

Prystayko: Steinmeier's formula says nothing about amnesty
Vadym Prystayko
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The so-called Steinmeier's formula for Donbas says nothing about amnesty for pro-Russian militants, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystayko has said in an interview with Hromadske.

"Not a word about amnesty, nothing. Only a correlation between elections (in occupied Donbas – ed.note) and a temporary application of the law on special status and a permanent application of the law on special status," he said.

He added that this plan only deals with the way elections should be held in the occupied part of Donbas. He said that although he had repeatedly spelled out the formula, it gets "very broad interpretations".

"One may get an impression that all 46m (Ukrainians – ed.note) know what is said in the formula," he said.

Earlier, Prystayko said that the written agreement on the Steinmeier's formula is a prerequisite to a summit of the Normandy Four heads of state. Ukraine agrees to the Steinmeier's formula, subject to a number of conditions.

He noted that the agreed text of the Steinmeier's formula is different from the proposal made public in 2015.

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