Former President of Ukraine and the current head of the European Solidarity Party Petro Poroshenko came to a rally against the implementation of the “Steinmeier formula” in the Donbass, which takes place in the center of Kiev on Sunday, October 6. Broadcasting is on Facebook.
The coordinator of the Veche is the “Resistance of Surrender” movement, which includes nationalists and supporters of Poroshenko. Even before its start, the meeting was dubbed the “Maidan of the Yellow Bandages” because of the call of the organizers to bring yellow tape in the color of the flag.
About 10 thousand people participate in the action. According to the organizers, the Veche has a “preventive” function. According to local media, Poroshenko went down to the rally participants after its completion and began to take pictures with them.
Next, the meeting participants lit fires and headed for the column to the office of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. The demonstrators demanded that the head of state “did not cross the red lines” during the settlement of the conflict in the Donbass.
Similar veche against the “Steinmeier formula” took place on October 6 in more than 20 cities of Ukraine. The document was opposed by residents of Odessa, Uzhgorod, Kherson, Lviv, Nikolaev, Rivne and other Ukrainian cities.
The Steinmeier Formula was signed by the Donbass Contact Group on October 1, and on the same day the text of the document appeared on the Web. However, in Ukraine, this step caused an ambiguous reaction. So, politicians call the document a threat and a trap.
Later, in the “Servant of the People” the signing of the “formula” was denied, and Zelensky himself, who had previously declared Kiev’s consent to the document, refused to comment on him at the meeting with the deputies and was noticeably nervous.
The so-called Steinmeier formula was proposed by the former German Foreign Minister, now President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier. It determines the mechanism of enactment of the law on a special procedure for local self-government in certain areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions