About 10,000 people protested against signing of ‘Steinmeier formula’ on Sunday

About 10,000 people protested against signing of ‘Steinmeier formula’ on Sunday

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About 10,000 people took part in the Stop Capitulation “viche” (popular assembly) against the signing of the so-called “Steinmeier formula” in Kyiv on Sunday.

As Kyiv city police posted on Facebook, 300 police officers maintained public order during the viche. No offenses were recorded.

The participants in the Stop Capitulation viche protested against the actions of Ukrainian authorities that could lead to the capitulation of Ukraine to Russia, in particular through the implementation of the so-called "Steinmeier formula", granting of "special status" to Donbas, and the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from the demarcation line.

The organizers read out an appeal to the authorities, insisting on preventing Ukraine's surrender to Russian aggression and urge, in particular, to prevent the adoption of any decisions that could lead to the surrender of Ukrainian interests.

The authors of the appeal also called on President Volodymyr Zelensky, the Verkhovna Rada and the Government to form and implement a state policy regarding Russia in the occupied territories on the basis of the effective law of Ukraine on the features of local self-government in certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

On October 1, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that Ukraine had agreed to negotiate the wording of the "Steinmeier formula" in Minsk and to start the disengagement of forces near Petrivske and Zolote in Donbas.

According to Zelensky, the “Steinmeier formula” provides for the adoption in Ukraine of a temporary law on the special status of Donbas, which would become permanent provided that the OSCE recognizes local elections in these territories as democratic.


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