1 Oct 2019 17:48

Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine signs Steinmeier Formula

MOSCOW. Oct 1 (Interfax) - Members of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on Ukraine have signed the document containing the Steinmeier Formula, an informed source told Interfax on Tuesday.

"It's been signed," he said.

The Steinmeier Formula is named after former German Foreign Minister, incumbent German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. According to this formula, the law on a special status of Donetsk and Luhansk will be implemented on a temporary basis until Donbas elections, and will acquire final legal force after the elections are held and a report of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, which will confirm a democratic vote, is released.