The ministry also noted that they welcomed the approval by the tripartite contact group of the "Steinmeier formula."
“According to the German government, the Minsk agreements remain a roadmap for a political solution to the situation in eastern Ukraine. Agreeing on the Steinmeier formula was an important step for the Tripartite Contact Group. Now it’s time to implement other points of the Minsk agreements. In our opinion, the Minsk agreements will not be considered fulfilled until the full territorial sovereignty and integrity of Ukraine is restored in the Lugansk and Donetsk regions, "the ministry said.
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Recall, on October 1, at a meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group, Leonid Kuchma signed the "Steinmeier formula." Under the terms of the "Steinmeier formula", elections in certain areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions may be held according to Ukrainian laws until control is returned over a section of the border with the Russian Federation.