MOSCOW, June 2. / TASS /. Ukraine must address the UN Security Council and hold talks with Donbass representatives if it wants to review the Minsk accords, Deputy Chief of the Russian Presidential Staff Dmitry Kozak said on Wednesday in an interview with the Russia-24 television channel.
He reiterated statements by Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and other Ukrainian officials about their willingness to review the Minsk accords. “Still, if that’s your opinion, fine, make an official offer,” Kozak said.
“You have to go to [UN] Security Council to begin revising the UN Security Council resolution. You have to go to the Donbass, because according to the Minsk agreements, the representatives of the Donbass are the second party with whom you have to negotiate, and, to review them (the Minsk agreements – TASS), you have to dialogue with them too ”, said the Russian official.
Russia wants Donbass talks to be as open as possible
Kozak also said that “Russia is seeking to ensure that settlement negotiations in eastern Ukraine are as open as possible both within the contact group and in the Normandy Four format.”
“We have been trying for a long time to ensure that the talks in the Contact Group and in the Normandy Four format are as open as possible so that the public, first and foremost the Ukrainians, who are the main beneficiaries of these talks, alongside of the Russian people, Germany and France, who also want this problem to be solved, are direct participants, that they know the positions of all countries, ”Kozak said. “We have not yet managed to break into this position.”