President of Kazakhstan: Trump proposed to move Donbas negotiations out of Minsk

The President of the USA, Donald Trump, has proposed to move negotiations on the Donbas from Minsk to another place, as stated by the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Interfax reports.

“We were saying that Minsk-1 came to a standstill, reached a deadlock, and we need Minsk-2. He [Donald Trump] said, ‘Let’s do it elsewhere’ [holding negotiations]. I said, ‘Let’s do it’,” Nazarbayev said at a press conference in New York following the meeting of the UN Security Council.

“Actually, negotiations should have been initially held in Kazakhstan. I traveled to gather everybody to meet there.  We agreed that we will work in this direction,” Nazarbayev added.
The President of Kazakhstan believes that peacekeepers should be deployed in the Donbas “to define the border.”

“We should reconcile positions somehow, to achieve mutual understanding. We don’t have this mutual understanding today,” he said.

Earlier, during the first meeting of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko with Vladimir Putin in 2014, Nursultan Nazarbayev proposed to hold meetings on the Donbas in Astana, however, Putin chose Minsk.

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