Danilyuk called on Russia to allocate funds for restoration of Donbass, which suffered from war. In interview with Spanish edition, NSDC secretary touched upon legal status of ORDLO

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Марина ПищулинаQHA media
24 September 2019, 16:47
Марина ПищулинаQHA media
24 September 2019, 16:47

Ukraine does not need Russian investments, it would be better if Moscow pays these funds to restore the Ukrainian territories affected by the war.

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Danilyuk made a corresponding statement in an interview with the Spanish newspaper El Pais.

According to him, Ukraine should create conditions for the development of entrepreneurship in the Donbas by developing an appropriate package of measures to stimulate small and medium-sized businesses.

“We do not need Russian investment. Let them keep it for payments to the territories after their reintegration for the enormous harm that they did there,” Danilyuk said.

In an interview with the Spanish edition, the NSDC secretary also touched on the legal status of Donbass. He noted that Kyiv would never agree that someone from outside could influence Ukraine’s internal and foreign policy decisions through “special status”.

“We do not want the “special status” to become an instrument for putting pressure on the internal politics of an independent state. This is definitely a way to destabilize and divide the country into two parts. And this option will not work,” Danilyuk noted.

On September 15, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadim Pristayko also said that Ukraine’s obligations in the Minsk agreements do not provide for special status for Donbass, and it is proposed that the occupied territories develop along the path of decentralization.