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In France and Germany claim that the murder of the leader controlled by Russia militants Alexander Zakharchenko should not lead to the collapse of negotiations in “Norman format” with the participation of Ukraine, France, Germany and Russia.
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According to Reuters, France and Germany said that the murder Zakharchenko made the peace process in the Donbass more urgent.
“Recent events in the East of Ukraine is not questioned either the obligations of the parties under the Minsk agreements, nor the relevance of meetings in “Norman format” with the participation of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine”, – said the press-Secretary of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of France.
“It is when there is tension, the negotiations should be conducted in a good spirit,” said the foreign Ministry of France.
In turn, the press Secretary of the German government Steffen Seibert said: “it is of Paramount importance that now to avoid aggravation”.
He added that the killing of the leader of the militants should not derail the peace process.
Seibert noted that Germany will support the four-party talks in the Normandy format.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Zakharchenko was killed on 31 August in an explosion in the restaurant “Separable” in the center of Donetsk.
On 1 September the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov stated about impossibility of negotiations in the “channel format” after the liquidation of the Fund.
Earlier, the Minister of foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin said about the possibility of the meeting of heads of foreign policy departments of the countries “Norman Quartet” in new York in the second half of September during the meeting of the UN General Assembly.
Insurgents in the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk region said about “Ukrainian trace” in the murder of the leader “DNR” and detained 14 people.
The SBU suggested that his death could be the result of internal criminal conflicts among the militants, primarily associated with the redistribution of business. In addition, the SBU has not ruled out involvement in the murder of Russian security services for which an odious figure Zakharchenko could become unnecessary and start to interfere.
2 Sep Zakharchenko in Donetsk buried in the cemetery of the “Donetsk sea”. There are buried the eliminated leaders of armed groups “DNR”, “Givi” and “Motorola”.
Today, September 3, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov stated that after the elimination of the leader of the terrorist organization “DNR” Alexander Zakharchenko “it’s hard for something to say” with Ukraine in “Norman format”, but this does not mean that Russia is out of the Minsk agreements.