Donetsk, Aug 26 - DAN. There are no pre-requisites in sight for constructive work of the political subgroup on Donbass, Donetsk People’s Republic representative at the Contact Group talks, DPR Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova said on Thursday.

“We regret to state that although the political group formally resumed its activity after five months of blocking, there are still no pre-requisites for calling this work constructive, because Ukrainian representatives find it more interesting to engage in sophistry than substantively fulfil their obligations under the accords reached at the Minsk talks,” Nikonorova said in comments on the the results of the discussion of the political track issues in the Contact Group.

The diplomat added that Kiev had to start an open discussion of the Road Map with Donbass representatives.

In October 2020, the DPR and the LPR sent to the Contact Group a draft Road Map to implement the Minsk accords. Ukraine did not immediately respond; a month later it presented its own “plan of steps.” It turned out that 78 percent of the document was a group violation of the Package of Measures. The DPR Foreign Ministry prepared detailed comments. Earlier, the Republics repeatedly stated that the Minsk negotiations were effectively blocked because Kiev had adopted a resolution on local elections whose Provision 4 was at odds with the Minsk Agreements.*jk