Donetsk, Jan 16 – DAN. Kiev reps are not ready to discuss the Steinmeier formula as they don't understand their role in it, DPR Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova said.

"Our opponents are still not aware of their attitude to the formula and thus can not discuss the details of its fulfillment. Due to this we could not embark on reviewing this issue today." Foreign Minister said Kiev avoids any effective discussions disregarding their responsibilities concerning Minsk Agreements signed two years ago.

During today's talks the Ukrainian side reacted dramatically to the text of the Steinmeier formula on the table. DPR envoy Denis Pushilin's press service said Kiev reacted with disagreements and debates.Steinmeier 's formula outlines the principles of implementation of the Ukrainian law “On local self-government order in certain areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk region”.

According to the German Foreign Minister plan, the law should be enforced on the day of local elections on a temporary basis, and permanently upon OSCE publishing its report on the elections outcome.*ot