Ukraine agreed to Russia’s pre-conditions
for a Normandy Four summit. On October 1, Ukraine signed on to the Steinmeier
Formula, which outlines how the law on so-called “special status” for the occupied
Donbas will come into force.
After a press conference that was short on
details, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy clarified his position two days later. He
said Ukraine would adopt a new law on self-governance in the
non-government-controlled areas instead of the current one. But the hardest
questions remain unanswered: how will security pre-conditions for the elections
be implemented? Who will conduct and verify demilitarization and the withdrawal
of weapons and troops and control over the border?
Zelenskyy’s …read more
Source:: Atlantic Council