The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadim Pristayko said that the country's authorities are preparing a package of proposals to facilitate the lives of people living in the territories of the Donbass not controlled by Kiev. He stated this at a press conference at the YES forum (Yalta European Strategy), reports Hromadske.
“We are ready to simplify the lives of people, for this we need opportunities for people to listen to the radio and watch television,” he said.
Pristayko said that it was, in particular, about the restoration of the bridge in the village of Lugansk and the withdrawal of troops in the area. According to the minister, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky wants to finally resolve the conflict in the Donbass.
On September 12, MP from the Party of the Servant of the People party, Irina Vereshchuk, announced that parliamentarians are developing a roadmap for "small steps" that will help residents of the self-proclaimed republics "feel like people." In particular, we are talking about a simplified crossing of the “gray zone”, logistics centers at checkpoints, a simplified procedure for obtaining the first Ukrainian passport and pensions.
Earlier in September, Priestayko called the “thaw” the current relationship between Ukraine and Russia. According to him, both sides are seeking a compromise on the restoration of peace.
Relations between Russia and Ukraine escalated in 2014 after a change of power in Kiev. The Ukrainian side considers Moscow responsible for the armed conflict in the south-east of the country, as well as for the referendum in Crimea, after which the peninsula became part of Russia. The Kremlin denies all allegations.