This was reported by Interfax citing a source.
“As far as I know, and Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky have not signed this document,” – said a source.
Information about the refusal by the representatives of the DPR and LPR to sign a peace agreement was confirmed by a source of the Evropeiskaya Pravda in diplomatic circles who has knowledge of the details of the talks in “Normand format.” He also called the gesture by Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky a “cheap theater.”
“Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky are not signing the compromise agreed by leaders with Putin. They are doing so under the instruction of Russians who are working to disrupt the agreements and to demonstrate that, allegedly, DPR and LPR are independent subjects of negotiations “, – said the “European diplomatic source.”
He also expressed an assumption that peace in the Donbass region is not in the interests “of Russia and its proxies,” and added that the positions of the EU (which is represented in the talks by Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande) and Ukraine at the end of the overnight talks remain consistent.
According to Reuters, the representatives of the republics insist on the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from Debaltseve.
Minsk negotiations have been going on for more than 15 hours in order to find a peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbass region. The talks were attended by the Russian President Vladimir Putin, the President of Ukraine – Petro Poroshenko, the President of France – Francois Hollande and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. During the meeting, the German, Russian and Ukrainian sides gave short statements. According to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, negotiations are going “super well”. According to Poroshenko, the conditions of Russia are unacceptable, but “there is still hope.” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier also noted that “negotiations are not easy.”