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Ukrainian ex-president's party says "Steinmeier's formula" may be "trap"

Ex-President Petro Poroshenko's European Solidarity party has said that by agreeing to the so-called "Steinmeier's formula" for Donbas, Ukraine has thus abandoned its own roadmap for the implementation of the Minsk agreements, which was once approved by Germany, France and the USA. It warned that the security section must precede the political one.

"Swapping these sections is a trip which may voluntarily or involuntarily bring us to the path of capitulation. The task of all patriotic forces is to prevent this scenario. We are ready both to help the authorities to untangle from this trap and to counteract any dangerous scenarios if the authorities fail to hear society and opposition," it said.

Former Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said that "there are more questions now than before. Society will demand answers, those [answers] which will not settle the problem of Donbas's occupation at the cost of Ukraine". 

He added that it was a "matter of our existence as a single, indivisible state". 

He also said that it was "expected" that Ukraine would agree to the formula to deliver on the Russian condition to holding a meeting of the Normandy Four leaders.

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