Surkov vs. Volker talks – the US seemingly gives up it’s position in favour of Russia’s

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January 27 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

Politnavigator – by Inessa Sinchougova

At a Dubai meeting, the Americans have changed their proposal for the future of Donbass, in a way that is more acceptable to Russia than the previous talks between Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov and US Special Representative Kurt Volker. 

The “Dubai package”, in contrast to the previous “Belgrade package”, looks quite feasible. At least, at first glance”, – said Surkov.

“The US consents to the implementation of the political points of the Minsk agreements. They, as you know, imply amnesty, the special status of Donetsk and Lugansk, as well as the holding of elections. Previously, Kiev sabotaged their implementation – the nationalists stated that such steps would lead to “legalization of the separatists.”

“It is a rather detailed plan for the phased deployment of a peacekeeping mission in conjunction with the implementation of the political points of the Minsk agreements. This is a balanced approach, which we are always striving for. We will study it carefully and promptly provide an answer. Then we invite Kurt and his colleagues to a new meeting,” said Surkov.

“The Dubai meeting also touched upon a number of humanitarian issues, such as the exchange of detained persons, the opening of additional checkpoints, and the provision of communication services to the residents of Donbass. On this we have full agreement with Kurt Volker, ” added the presidential aide.

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