The following media release was issued by the Ukrainian World Congress on March 14.
On March 11, 2020, the Trilateral Contact Group comprised of Ukraine, Russia and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) signed a proposal to create a Consultation Council. According to that decision, Russia will be replaced as the counterparty in the peace negotiations with the representatives of separate districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions (known by the Ukrainian acronym ORDLO) – in fact with Russia-controlled terrorist organizations of the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk “people’s republics” (DNR and LNR).
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls on the president of Ukraine and the Parliament to reject this proposal. Agreeing to these terms would legitimize the Russian narrative of “internal conflict in Ukraine” and turn Russia from an aggressor into an “observer,” then possibly even to a “peacemaker.”