The implementation of the "Steinmeier formula" will only be in the law on the special status of Donbass. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelensky today during a press marathon in Kyiv.
"The implementation of the Steinmeier formula will only be in the law on the special status, which we will accept or not accept, which we will consider or will not reach at all", - he said.
"There is a law on the special status, it is in force. There will be no law on the special status after the 31st (December, - OstroV). Do we need a law on the special status, where the "Steinmeier formula" will be implemented, we will decide it together only after the Normandy meeting and the conditions that all parties will offer each other", - Zelensky added.
As previously reported, on October 1, President Volodymyr Zelensky stated that Ukraine agreed on the text of the "Steinmeier formula" in Minsk. Now, according to him, the "Steinmeier formula" should be implemented in the new law on the special status of Donbass.
Zelensky recalled that the existing law on the special status of Donbass is valid until the end of 2019, it will be replaced by another law that will be developed by the Verkhovna Rada. "Not a single red line will be crossed in this new law, therefore, there will never be any surrender".
Along with this, being a presidential candidate, Volodymyr Zelensky was totally against the special status of Donbass.
"Should Donbass have a special status?" – the journalist asked. "I believe no. I believe that this is generally our big story, and we will have to get out of this criminal situation for a long time. Here, perhaps, the information war will help us", – Zelensky stated in an interview with RBC-Ukraine in April 2019.